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Palliatives: Orji Kalu’s Rice Not From Tinubu – Media Office

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The Media Office of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has clarified that the 30,000 bags of rice and cash donated by the senator to 13 villages in Igbere community is not part of Federal Government palliative.

The office made this known in a statement released by Mr Emmanuel Odoemelam and sent to The Eastern Updates on Tuesday morning. 

“The Senate Committee Chairman made the gesture out of his magnanimity as such has lasted since 1986 before he joined politics.

“He personally supervised the sharing formula of the largesse to make sure no group was short- changed. The palliatives were personally funded and not from the Federal Government.”

He said that Kalu had the human heart to make the lives of his constituents worth living.

Read Also: Uzodinma Flags Off Distribution Of Palliatives To S’East CAN

“He is doing everything possible to reduce the pressure of the harsh economic situation on his constituents,” he said.

He advised those making such insinuations to cease but appreciate commitment toward enhancing the people’s wellbeing. When it is time to share constituency projects, such will be announced publicly. Kalu is a detribalised global citizen who thinks of humanity first as all categories of persons have felt his impact as a senator,’’ he said.

Recall that on behalf of President Bola Tinubu, The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has flagged off the distribution of truckloads of rice donated to members of the Southeast zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

The donation was a personal donation made by the President to CAN in the five South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, as part of Christmas and palliative gift item to cushion the biting effects of the economic hardship occasioned by economic reforms by the current administration.

Uzodinma noted that the President took bold reform steps “to recover our economy and reduce the hardship in the country, strengthen the naira, grow our economy, create jobs for the unemployed and generally make Nigeria great again.”

Handing over the trucks of rice to the Imo State Chairman of CAN, Rev. Eches Divine Eches, at the Owerri Secretariat, the governor urged the CAN members to pray fervently for Tinubu and the success of his administration.

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