The Executive Chairman, Abeokuta South Local Government, Hon. Omolaja Majekodunmi has flagged off the distribution of food palliatives to vulnerable house holds in Abeokuta South Local Government.
According to him, the initiative is aimed at alleviating the hardships faced by the people due to the fuel subsidy removal.
He maintained that the initiative is meant for all residents of the local government regardless of their political affiliations.
At the flag-off of the distribution of the palliatives on Wednesday at the Secretariat, Ake, Abeokuta, Majekodunmi disclosed that the palliatives would reach all 442 polling units in the local government.
He assured that no one would be left out and the distribution will be fair and just.
Recall that the federal government disbursed N72 billion in palliatives to all 36 states in the country to mitigate the effects of the removal of the fuel subsidy.
Majekodunmi also assured that the palliatives would be distributed to everyone in his jurisdiction.
“It will reach every corner of the local government, including all 442 polling units. We are distributing palliatives to all these units. people with disabilities (PWDs) widows, religious groups, market women, trader associations among others would benefit from the palliatives.
He therefore commended president Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Dapo Abiodun for the initiative, saying that it would alleviate the people’s hardships.
Residents, including People With Disabilities (PWDs), marketers, and others in Abeokuta South local government commended the state governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun, and the president, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as they recieved their palliatives today.
The women leader of the Joint National Association of Persons Living with Disability, Ileyemi Olayinka expressed her appreciation to both the president and the state governor for their kind gestures towards PWDs in Ogun State.
She remarked, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to His Excellency for his generous support to PWDs in Ogun state, and we appreciate the governor for considering us worthy.”
Also, Tunji Falola, the president of the Ogun State Council of Baales, expressed his appreciation to the governor for keeping his promises and to the president for not abandoning his people.
Notable dignitaries at the event include the Vice chairman, Hon. Itiola, the Secretary, Hon. Olajide Kodaolu, the Councilors , the party chairman, Hon. Henry Fagbenro, representatives from the Hausa and Igbo communities, as well as representatives from the Muslim and Christian communities, alongside other dignitaries.