By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
No fewer than 6,020 bags of 50kg rice will be distributed to the poor and the needy throughout Osun State through door-to-door apolitical channels, the State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola disclosed on Wednesday.
The 6,020 according to the government will be distributed across the 3,010 polling units in the state.
Speaking at the flag-off of palliatives for the people of the State, Oyetola said the measure was taken to mitigate the effects of the ongoing 14-day Sit-at-Home Order, imposed to contain the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus disease in the State.
According to the governor, “Units shall be used as distribution channels. The Unit Chairman and four other members of each Unit shall constitute the Distribution Committee and shall be responsible for the distribution of the bags of rice.”
He stated further, “Let me emphasise that this initial palliative is to mitigate the prevailing effect of the ongoing hardship.
“The other ones which the 21-man Committee is working on shall be made available very soon. Members of the Food and Relief Committee are our concerned compatriots who are working hard to ensure that your interests as citizens and residents of Osun are well served during this period.
“As you are all aware, your welfare is the only reason we are in government and we shall do everything to satisfy your interest during this period of lockdown, as always. We shall respond responsibly to your needs as we pull through this period together.
“I urge us all to be guided by the Omoluabi ethos at the points of distribution. All the beneficiaries should endeavour to observe the social distancing and conduct themselves with the highest decorum and obey the distribution committees.
“Let us continue to observe it and other regulations so that we can all conquer the Coronavirus pandemic very soon and go back to our normal lives,” Oyetola said.