September 23, 2020

Osun Assembly Asks for Data on Beneficiaries of Cash Transfer

The Osun House of Assembly wants the Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Mr. Yemi Lawal to furnish the House with data of beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer in the state.

The Speaker, Mr. Timothy Owoeye made the call when the Commissioner appeared before the House to update lawmakers on the disbursement of cash palliatives to residents of the State.

The Speaker noted that as representatives of the people, there was the need for members of the House to monitor how the money was disbursed to the vulnerables to ensure even distribution.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Mr. Yemi Lawal had told the House that only those who were captured in the list of poorest in the state registered since 2014 would benefit from the cash palliative.

Mr. Lawal said a total number of fifteen thousand seven hundred and fifty two people comprising youths and old vulnerable were captured in the list as updated in 2019.

Meanwhile, the Speaker, Mr. Owoeye has appealed to residents of Osun State to obey the lockdown order and stay safe in their homes.

Mr. Owoeye said the decision of the State government to extend the lockdown was not to punish the people but to prevent community spread of the Coronavirus.

He said anybody caught flouting the order would be arrested and dealth with according to law.

Funmi Adekoya

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