By Funmi Ojo

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke is set to inaugurate a committee on food security in response to the increasing economic hardship facing residents of the state.

In a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed the committee to comprise representatives of civil society groups, youth organizations, farmers’ associations, security agencies, religious groups, market associations and relevant commissioners will be headed by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Regional Integration, Dr. Bashiru Salami.

The Committee is to work on farm security for food production, expand farming activities through state incentives, track foodstuff marketing and pricing, review operations of ongoing palliatives measures with a view for improvement if any and recommend immediate actions to further relieve the suffering of the populace.

Meanwhile, Governor Adeleke has reiterated his commitment to the welfare and well-being of the people under this national economic emergency.

The Governor who made the remarks while hosting the association of Osun indigenes residents in Bayelsa state said his administration has daily been introducing one measure or another to cushion the effect of the current crisis.

“Our government is built mainly on the welfare of the people. We just launched the distribution of cash grants to almost 20,000 very poor segments of our population. Another 60,000 is being enrolled for ATM cards.

“I have directed the Commissioner for Transport to ensure efficient working of the Imole Bus Service. Before new buses arrive, we must make judicious use of the refurbished buses to ply key routes where the services are needed.

“Our administration is ramping up efforts to deepen the state economy. I have directed the Commissioner for Power to expedite action on the Osun State Electricity bill.

Governor Adeleke maintained that the government is pumping millions of naira into the grassroots through hundreds of community associations, to build health centres, boreholes, and school rehabilitation in order to boost the local economy.

“ We are rebuilding our roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and water works to make the economy work, to expand economic activities and attract investors. The multi-billion naira infra plan is ongoing.

While commending the Bayelsa state government for the developmental projects in the state, Governor Adeleke appealed for support for Osun through collaborations.

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