The Osun State government has begun the distribution of the subsidized rice palliative received from the Federal government to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.
The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Osogbo, the state capital.
Alimi stated that the Palliative Committee set up by Governor Ademola Adeleke has finalised the mode of sharing, adding that the distribution starts today, Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
According to the commissioner, beneficiaries will begin to receive the rice palliatives according to the timetable prepared to capture everyone.
He said the total number of subsidised rice palliatives that will be distributed on Wednesday is 5,70, three thousand 50kg from the first batch of palliatives, and Two thousand seven hundred 50kg bags of rice from the 14,000 second batch.
The commissioner also disclosed that the state government has received 2 billion naira out of the 5 billion naira palliative money earmarked for the state by the Federal government.
Alimi noted that the Palliative Committee will make the template and modalities of payment at the forthcoming meeting.