By Abimbola Bamgbose

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has reiterated his administration’s commitment to continue to implement workable Policies and Programmes towards mitigating the effects of the current inflation and economic challenges on residents in the state.

Governor Abiodun gave the assurance at Oja Irorun Civil Servants farmer’s market at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta during the inspection of the ongoing sales of rice to public servants.

The Governor explained that the sales of rice at the subsidized rate was to complement the efforts of President Bola Tinubu who has instituted many interventions to cushion the effects of the inflation that recently broke out in the country.

Governor Abiodun, who commended the workers for their support since the inception of the current administration, said sixty thousand bags of rice had been provided to be sold to the workers starting with level 1 to 7 while that of 8 to 14 would be followed before selling to those on level 15 to 17.

He also commended the head of service in the state, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya, for the proper coordination of the sales of the items.

The Governor promised that other food items like Garri and Beans would soon be available for sale to the public at a subsidized rate. 

Governor Abiodun enumerated some of the interventions already implemented by his government such as the payment of ten thousand naira transport allowance to workers and pensioners, introduction of CNG buses to reduce transportation fares, payment of fifty thousand naira each to eighty thousand indigent students in all the tertiary institutions across the country, provision of free medical care to expectant mothers and the payment of ten thousand naira to four hundred and fifty thousand indigent students in public primary and secondary schools.


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