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COVID 19: Customs Service Donates 1,800 bags of Rice to Oyo Govt.

Government of Oyo State has taken delivery of three truckloads of rice donated by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS.

The donation consist of 50-kilogramme of 1,800 bags of rice.

The Controller of Customs for Oyo/Osun Area Command, Helen Ngozi, who made the symbolic presentation to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Ibadan on Monday, noted that the gesture was replicated in Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states as parts of measures to cushion the hardship of Nigerians at this period.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to  the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, notes that the Commissioner for Agriculture, Honourable Ojekunle Ojemuyiwa and the Executive Adviser to the governor on Agribusiness, Dr. Debo Akande, took delivery of the donation on behalf of the government.

According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Ojekunle, Oyo State has put in a place a standard that would ensure that those really in need are reached directly.

Also speaking, the Executive Adviser to the governor on Agribusiness, Dr. Akande, appreciated the Customs and the Federal government, noting that the state would ensure the palliatives reach the most vulnerable in the society.

Presenting the donation, Mrs Ngozi expressed appreciation to the Comptroller-General of Customs for the kind gesture in releasing the truckloads of rice for donations to the people at such a trying time like this.

Iyabo Adebisi

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