Food Support: We will maintain quality regardless of high cost – Osun Govt.
Osun State Government says, increase in the prices of food items will not affect the quality of food components it is offering to vulnerable citizens through the Osun Food Support Scheme.
A statement by the Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Mr. Olalekan Badmus says the government is aware that the prices of food items has significantly increased compared to when the scheme was flagged off on April 1, 2020.
Mr. Badmus who chairs the scheme assured that the state would continue to feed 30,000 poor and vulnerable citizens across all the local governments of the state.
He said the programme was a well-thought-out initiative of the state governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, to identify with the less-privileged, those who are challenged and those who do not have.
The commissioner said 150,000 people had so far benefitted from the scheme, and another 30,000 would benefit from the current phase of the programme.
He added that the government was looking at the possibility of adding other components like wheat to the regular rice and semovita that had been alternated over the previous editions.