File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Focus Bangla
A total of 12.5 million families which have fallen in trouble due to lockdown will get food aid, the minister says
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said 3.6 million poor families will get financial assistance as gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
He was speaking at a regular press conference on recent issues at his official residence in Dhaka on Sunday.
Quader said the government has already taken different initiatives to ensure financial security of the distressed and vulnerable people who became jobless in the wake of coronavirus outbreak and due to lockdown.
In continuation of that, 12.5 million families which have fallen in trouble due to lockdown will get food aid, he added.
Mentioning that Awami League’s political culture is to stand by the vulnerable people, he urged the people of all classes and professions irrespective of political affiliation to stand by the destitute and those rendered jobless during the pandemic.
“Extend humanitarian assistances to the distressed and helpless people during the holy Ramadan, the month of sacrifice, generosity and sharing,” he urged the affluent people.