By Iyabo Adebisi

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state will Wednesday flag-off the distribution of palliatives to 200 thousand households in Oyo zone area of the state

The state commissioner of Budget and Planning, Professor Musbau Babatunde and Secretary of the 15-man Palliative Committee on Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Ibadan after the state’s executive meeting. 

He disclosed that households categorized as the poorest of the poor within the state would receive 10kg of rice each and 5kg of beans in a phased distribution process beginning from Thursday.

The total cost budgeted for the state palliatives is N8.63 billion and of the total cost, the state government shoulders N5.9 billion cost while the local government shoulders N2.6 billion.

According to Professor Musibaudeen, the palliative budgetary framework comprise various segments including food, food security (agropreneurs), security apparatus among others.

On his part, the commissioner for Information, Prince Forum Oyelade assured the residents of the state that the distribution would be handled with utmost sincerity and not be based on political. 

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Mrs Toyin Balogun also added that the pallatives which would come in batches is subject to feedback for transparency and accountability. 

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