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Palliatives: Ogun commence distribution of 300,000 bags of rice

by Akeem Adeyemi
Palliatives: Ogun commence distribution of 300,000 bags of rice
Palliatives: Ogun commence distribution of 300,000 bags of rice

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Friday flagged off the distribution of palliatives to cushion the hardship of fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government. 

Governor Abiodun, during the flag-off at the Arcade ground of the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, said 300,000 bags of 10kg of rice will be distributed across 5,400 polling units of the three senatorial districts of the state.

“This is a federal government initiative under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that is being domesticated right here in Ogun State. Our desire in the first instance is to distribute about 300,000 bags of 10kg rice across our 5,400 polling units. 

“We have decided to use the polling units as a reference of distribution, not wards because we realized that using wards won’t be equitable. You can imagine taking a ward in Sagamu, for example, like the Ogijo ward and comparing it with a ward in Ikenne. If we use the word as the yardstick for distributing the palliatives, it is very unfair and not equitable.” 

Abiodun also highlighted other immediate, medium, and long-term measures being initiated by the government to cushion the impact of the subsidy removal.

He instructed the Central Working Committee saddled with the responsibility of the palliatives distribution to do it with the utmost sense of responsibility across the twenty local government areas of the state.

He said that “the distinguished eminent personalities that we believe will ensure that the palliative distribution is effectively, efficiently, and transparently implemented”. 

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