The Nation (Nigeria)
Osun commences food distribution ahead of Eid-el-kabir
Aof this year’s eidel-kabir celebration, the Government of the State of Osun has commenced the distribution of food support for vulnerable citizens across the State.
The state government started feeding 30,000 poor and vulnerable citizens across the State, since March 2021.
Speaking during the flaghead off of the distribution on Friday, the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, restated the commitment of the Oyetola-led government to implementing people-oriented programmes. He added that the people of the State were at the heart of the administration’s welfare interventions.
“For over three months
now, the government of the State of Osun has provided food items for the vulnerable in the state. It is the belief of this government that it is not enough to just pay salaries and construct roads. The masses should also be considered for some direct benefits from the government. What we are doing is so that the common man could have a
feel of the government they voted into power.
“This government is focused on its commitments, and this particular distribution is strategic. It is the government’s intention that the distribution intersects with the Ileya festival so that there is celebration across different social strata”, Oyebamiji said.