Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has officially flagged-off the distribution of Palliatives to Vulnerable Households in Oyo state to mitigate the burden of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The flag-off ceremony Kicked-off in Igbo Ora in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo state in the presence of other top Government officials to residents of the Local Government Area.
While speaking during the flag-off ceremony, the Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, stated that the distribution of the palliatives stemmed from the fact that businesses of people have been affected alongside means of livelihood.
Governor Makinde had during a Press-briefing session stated that the distribution of Palliatives would soon begin to 120,000 households which include 90,000 poorest of the poor and also, 30,000 vulnerable Households and re-affirmed it during the flag-off ceremony.
He also stated that special palliatives would be given to farmers as he had earlier relaxed the curfew for farmers to work in this planting season.
Also speaking during the flag-off ceremony, the Oyo state Commissioner for Special duties, Honourable Bayo Lawal, stated that the distribution would be done through a technical database for the targeted households.
2, 836 households in the three local governments in Ibarapa (East, North and Central) are expected to benefit from the palliatives whose presentations were witnessed by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin, Commissioners including the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede including religious clerics and others.
Many Organizations, well-meaning Nigerians, Financial Institutions had been donating in cash and kind to the Oyo state Government as palliatives to poor households whose economic activities has been grinded to a halt due to the lockdown that emanated from the Coronavirus Pandemic.