Subsidy removal: Osun govt receives 2bn, to begin distribution of pallatives

The Osun State Government has announced that the distribution of rice received as a palliative from the federal government to the state’s residents will commence on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by Kolapo Alimi, the commissioner for information and public education, the palliative sharing committee, consisting of religious, political, and labour leaders, has determined the distribution method for the rice among different groups.

The announcement states that the distribution will begin immediately after the meeting of the Palliative Committee tomorrow morning, and the beneficiaries will receive the rice palliatives as scheduled to ensure everyone is accommodated.

“The total number of the subsidized rice palliatives that will be distributed tomorrow is 5,700: three thousand 50kg from the first batch of palliatives, and Two thousand seven hundred 50kg bags of rice from the 14,000-second batch.”

“Similarly, Osun state has received 2-billion naira out of the 5-billion naira palliative money earmarked for the state by the Federal government.

“The Palliative Committee will make the template and modalities of payment at the forthcoming meeting.

“As the distribution and collection of the rice palliatives begins, we urge our people to be orderly, and as a government, we assure everyone that the palliatives given to the state by the Federal government will get to the target beneficiaries across the state”, the statement added.

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