The Ondo government, on Tuesday, flagged off the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable households in the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, who spoke at the flag off in Isua, the headquarters of Akoko South East local government area, said the palliatives were meant for every citizen irrespective of political leaning.
Ademola-Olateju said 1,200 bags of rice would be distributed to 6,000 households in the council area.
She said, “We are kicking-off the distribution and the four local government areas in Akoko are the first to benefit.
“There will be five people for a bag of rice, we have trucks coming in to take the palliatives to various towns in Akoko South East comprising Ipesi, Sosan, Ifira, Epinmi , Isua among others. We have 1,200 bags of rice for Akoko South East and we are targeting 6,000 households in the local government,” she said.
Ademola-Olateju said religious groups, market women, traders association, among others, would benefit from the palliatives.
Responding on behalf of Isua Community, a former chairman of Akoko South East local council, Akin Aibinuomo, thanked the state government for the palliatives.