Osun State Government says its committee on palliative in partnership with the Ministry of Special Duties and Regional Integration will today commence the distribution of rice it received from the Federal Government as palliative to the people of the state.
A statement issued by Kolapo Alimi, the commissioner for information and public enlightenment, said the palliative sharing committee – made of religious, political and labour leaders – has finalised mode of sharing the palliative across the various segments today, August 29, 2023.
Alimi said, beneficiaries will begin to receive the rice palliatives according to the time -table prepared to capture everyone.
He added that the distribution will commence immediately after the palliative committee meets this morning.
Read also: Wike affirms N2bn palliatives for FCT
His words: “The total number of the subsidized rice palliatives that will be distributed tomorrow is 5,700: three thousand 50kg from the first batch of palliatives, and Two thousand seven hundred 50kg bags of rice from the 14,000 second batch.
“Similarly, Osun state has received N2b out of the N5b palliative money earmarked for the state by the Federal government.
“The template and modalities of payment will be made by the Palliative Committee at the forthcoming meeting.
“It can be recalled that the state received 3,000 50kg bags of rice from the federal government, and it will be shared with 2,700 50kg bags of rice from the second batch approved 14,000 bags starting tomorrow, while the state is still expecting 11,300 50kg bags of rice and 3,000 metric tonnes of maize.
“As the distribution and collection of the rice palliatives begins, we urge our people to be orderly, and as a government we assure everyone that the palliatives given to the state by the Federal government will get to the target beneficiaries across the state.”