The Osun State government on Tuesday said it would commence the distribution of food and relief materials to residents of the state tomorrow to cushion the effects of the state-wide lockdown.
The government noted that plans had also been concluded to ensure that the palliative measures reach people across the nooks and crannies of the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji disclosed this on Tuesday in Osogbo while fielding questions from journalists shortly after he received a truck laden with variety of food items donated by the management of Wema Bank Plc.
Oyebamiji said the distribution of the food items to the residents was in furtherance of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s commitment to the welfare and well-being of the citizenry.
It would be recalled that Governor Oyetola last week Tuesday, constituted a 21-man Food and Relief committee that was saddled with the responsibility of working out modalities to cushion the effect of restriction placed on human and vehicular movements amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Oyebamiji maintained that the administration would leave no stone unturned to ameliorate whatever the hardship people may face due to the lockdown, adding that every household would be taken care of particularly the vulnerable ones in the course of the distribution exercise.
“The distribution of the gifts to the people will commence tomorrow Wednesday by the grace of God from the State government without necessarily waiting for more gifts expected from individuals as support.
Earlier, the Chairman COVID-19 Response Committee of Cititrust holdings Plc, Mr Adewole Adekunle, while delivering a truck of food items to the state government, said the gesture was aimed at support the efforts of Governor Oyetola in the fight against the scourge of Coronavirus.
Adekunle who described the gesture as part of the organization’s social responsibility to the people, noted that similar gesture had been replicated in other states of Nigeria including other 10 countries in Africa.