Food Support Scheme: Osun flags off June distribution ahead of Eid-el-Kabir

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As part of its social welfare intervention for vulnerable citizens during the year’s eid-el-kabir celebration, the Government of the State of Osun has commenced the distribution of food support for vulnerable citizens across the State.

Recall that the Government of the State of Osun started feeding 30,000 poor and vulnerable citizens across the State, since March 2021.

Speaking during the flag-off of the distribution on Friday, the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, reaffirmed the commitment of the Oyetola-led government to implementing people-oriented programmes. He added that the people of the State were  at the heart of  the administration’s welfare interventions.

“For over three months now, the government of the State of Osun has provided food items for the vulnerable in the state. It is the belief of this government that it is not enough to just pay salaries and construct roads. The masses should also be considered for some direct benefits from the government. What we are doing is so that the common man could have a feel of the government they voted into power.

“This government is focused on its commitments, and this particular distribution is strategic. It is the government’s intention that the distribution intersects with the Ileya festival so that there is celebration across different social strata”, Oyebamiji said.

Also speaking at the flag-off, the Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, and Chairman of the Osun Food Support Scheme, Hon. Olalekan Badmus, said the government had made provision for 5kg bag of rice for 30,000 vulnerable citizens in accordance with the parameters earlier set.

“The concerns of citizens are also the concerns of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. This explains why his policies and programmes have revolved around the people”, Badmus said..

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