Subsidy Palliatives: All Food Items For Distribution Were Procured In Oyo – Makinde
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has kicked off the distribution of food palliatives to 200,000 households in the state as part of effort to provide succour to the people in the face of harsh economic realities due to fuel subsidy removal.
Flagging off the distribution at the Oba Lamidi Adeyemi mini stadium Oyo to some households, Governor Makinde explained that all food items for distribution are locally procured at the various zones of the state to support farmers and stimulate the economy.
He noted that to allow for meaningful food distribution, the state government procures 37,000 bags of rice in addition to the 3,000 bags from the federal government, adding that each of the 200,000 beneficiary household would get a package containing 10kg rice, 5kg beans, 5kg garri, 5kg cassava flour and a bottle of groundnut oil.
The Governor assured that the 5 billion naira palliative financial support from the federal government fund would be judiciously put to use in the interest of the people.