The joy of Vulnerable persons spread across the northern senatorial district of Taraba state, yesterday known no bond, as palliatives worth several millions of Naira, were made available to them.
Others observed to have benefited from the gesture which our state correspondent learnt was made possible by the Senator representing Taraba North, Shuaibu Isa Lau, are pensioners.
The gesture, according to the Senator, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Constituency Matter Gidado Aminu, was geared towards cushioning the effects of fuel subsidy removal in the country.
Stressing that the distribution will be a continuous process, the programme, he said was aimed at alleviating the burden of the hardship which we are in now and cushioning the effects of fuel subsidy removal in the country.
The intervention, as made known by Aminu, is a means to support his constituents as well as complement the efforts of the Federal and State governments in easing the challenges being faced at this trying time.
Beneficiaries of the gesture who spread across Ardo-Kola, Lau Karim-Lamido, Jalingo, Yorro and Zing local government councils told our correspondent that the gesture will go a long way to reduce the hardship necessitated by the recent subsidy removal by the federal government.
They beckoned to other elected members from the senatorial district to borrow leaves from the Senator, who according to them has been extending the much-desired olive branch to the less privileged ones from the aforementioned local government councils.
The beneficiaries who also announced that the Senator has been carrying all the people of his constituency along irrespective of religious, political and tribal affiliations, urged him not to relent in spreading smiles on the faces of the Have Not in the state.
Aside from the palliatives, scholarships worth millions of naira were also observed to have been doled out by the Senator to students from the constituency studying at the State University (TSU).
The scholarship, according to some of the beneficiaries who spoke with our state correspondent, will enhance their academic performance.
Like the vulnerable, the beneficiary students, also called on politicians and well-to-do individuals from the zone, to emulate the Senator by reaching out to the less privileged students from the six local government councils that made up the zone.