The Ogun state government, on Friday disclosed that it has taken delivery of the first batch of 3,000 bags of rice donations from the Federal Government in fulfilment of its plan to distribute grains to mitigate the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Olatokunbo Talabi confirmed this to journalists in a statement in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Talabi said the re-bagging of the grains and repackaging of the commodities were already ongoing before they could be distributed to the masses in due course.
The SSG also disclosed that the state government has received money from the Federal government for the procurement of grains and part of the money planned for the procurements to be distributed to residents by each state.
Talabi noted that the state government is procuring more grains to complement the ones given by the FG for a wider reach among the residents.
He said, “Special considerations will be given to the elderly, physically challenged persons, and women, among others, in the distribution of the commodities.”
He said that the state government had already set up a committee of highly credible persons to be involved in the distribution of the palliatives.
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