BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has flagged off Cash Grants support for vulnerable households affected by banditry in Osun State in collaboration with the state government.
At the flag-off ceremony held at the Staff Development Centre, Osogbo, last week, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola reiterated that Osun State would continue to soar high as a state that is committed to prioritizing social protection programmes among committees of Nigerian states.
Oyetola, who was represented on the occasion by the Secretary to the State Government, Oluwole Oyebamiji, noted that the over 14 social investment programmes targeted at poor people, the youths, women and school children brought positive turnaround.
According to the governor, about 10,000 vulnerable youths taken off the streets were being paid N7,500 each on monthly basis under the Special Grant Transfer which was designed for the aged and people living with disabilities.
He added that over 15,000 aged persons and people living with disabilities were being given N20, 000 each in every quarter.
He further stated that his administration had distributed Osun Health Insurance Scheme and Basic Health Provision Fund cards to the vulnerable in the state to enable them access basic health care as well as the digitization of payment to household Upliftment Programme/Conditional Cash Transfer beneficiaries.
Also, the state introduced the Osun Food Support Scheme to impact 30,000 vulnerable residents on a monthly basis across the state.
Oyetola expressed the resolve that the state, as well as the Federal Government, would continue to partner in order to give a new lease of life to the people for them to survive the prevailing global economic realities.