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Food Support To Vulnerable : Osun Approves Start Off Scheme

Osun State Executive Council has approved¬†the start-off of the State’s Food Support Scheme.

This was part of the decisions reached at the end of the State Executive Council meeting held on Monday.

Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting Monday night, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,  Mr. Ismail Omipidan,  noted that the scheme, which runs from March this year till November next year, will be targeting  30, 000 poor and the vulnerable citizens across the State in the first instance. 

Mr. Omipidan said for effective administration, the scheme will target persons with special needs and disabilities in all LGAs; the poor and the vulnerable in churches will be reached through the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN; the needy and the poor in the Muslim community will be reached through Osun Muslim Community; the vulnerable among artisans through their associations; the needy among other ethnic groups in the State through their leaderships; the traditional worshipers through their association and traders through Iyalojas and Babalojas. 

The Chief Press Secretary further revealed that in line with Governor Oyetola’s policy of promoting small, micro and medium businesses in the State to boost local economy, all food items will be sourced locally, adding that the programme will commence this March. 

In a related development, the State Executive Council has also approved the allocation of farm lands to youths genuinely interested in Agriculture. 

The programme was in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture with clearing of  10, 000 acres of land for youth engagement. 

Wasiu Ajadosu 

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