OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF MATERIALS TO THE VULNERABLE.
The Government of the State of Osun has began the distribution of relief items to Orphans, widows and vulnerable in the State. The distribution which was ordered by the State Cabinet Relief Committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji on the directive of the State Governor, commenced today. The exercise was manned by the Honourable Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo.
Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo who led the government delegation on the distribution of the crates of eggs donated by the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Osun State chapter ensured that orphanages in Osogbo, Iwo, Ede, Ife, Ilesha, the Children’s Home, the Juvenile correctional Centre and widows in Ejigbo, Osogbo, Olorunda, Boripe North, Orolu, Boripe Central and Iwo had the bulk.
The Commissioner disclosed that the gesture from the government is in an effort to alleviate the food supply shortage which vulnerable women and children in the state may be facing as a result of the lockdown.
Barr. Olaboopo stated that the lockdown is necessary to avoid a spread of the highly contagious disease urging the people to obey government directives and desist from going out in the evening, she assured citizens that the end of the COVID -19 pandemic is near.
The Commissioner mentioned that the government is leaving no stone unturned to combat the deadly virus and that other relief materials are on the way and would soon be distributed across the State.
At the various locations, the recipients were happy and appreciated the Governor for catering for their welfare at this crucial period.
Other members of the State Cabinet relief committee include the Head of Service Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade, Honourable Commissioner for Finance Alh. Bola Oyebamiji, Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture Mr. Dayo Adewole, Honourable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Prince Bayo Adeleke, Special Adviser to the Governor on Cooperatives Mrs. Christie Ogunfolaju and the Honourable Commissioner for Human Resources and Capacity Building Alh. Latifat Giwa while His Excellency, the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Alabi is the overall chairman of the State COVID-19 committee.