Cross River State Government has said it has taken delivery of five trucks containing 3,000 bags of rice from the Federal Government, as part of efforts to alleviate the hardship faced by the citizens.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on General Duties, Mr. Ekpenyong Akiba Esq., spoke yesterday on the phone while responding to inquiries from The Nation.
He said the distribution of the rice and some other items received from federal agencies such as the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was handled by the state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
Akiba said the distribution had since begun and done on senatorial basis.
“We have to take it closer to the people and try to ensure that the end beneficiaries are those who are really in need,” he added.