PWDs, widows, others receive food palliatives in Ogun

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Over twelve thousand residents of Ogun state have received food palliatives to cushion the effect of the rising cost of food.

The beneficiaries are People With Disabilities (PWDs), widows, aged, youth, and other residents of Sagamu, Ikenne and Remo North local government area of the state.

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The food palliatives which includes rice, beans and garri was distributed by the Federal government in collaboration with Hon. Adewunmi Onanuga, deputy chief whip of the 10th assembly.

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The 3-day distribution which began on Monday will end of Wednesday 31st of January 2024.

Speaking to OgunWatch, a PWD, Toyin Awosanya, she commended the organizers for the generosity saying that the food items will go a long way for her family. 

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The Olotu Omooba of Ipoji land, Mohammed Babatunde, noted that the palliative would help lessen the economic hardship facing some families and called on President Bola Tinubu to do more as the masses also deserve the security of life

“ At least it will go a long way to cushion the economic effect on families. The president should remember that people are expecting more from him. To whom much is given much is expected.

“ We have given him our mandate on seeing what he has done when he was governor in  Lagos so he should  help the poor masses we also need security of lives if he does that then we are ready to support him to any length.

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Ismaila Adebayo a beneficiary from Sagamu Ward 4 appreciated Hon Onanuga for the palliatives and urged her to do more.

“ We are very happy but we want her to do more for us although we did not expect this we still want her to to more

Responding, Hon. Adewunmi Onanuga, assured the residents that there will be more positive developments to come.

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“ It is within their right to ask for more, the reward for any hard work is more work and I have told them even after this there would be another batch of palliative and I will be doing that shortly.

“ We would also be doing alot of training for them all so they can be self sustainable.

Speaking on the rising  cost of food items she pledged that the federal government was making every effort to enable farmers and other agricultural workers return to their farms, thereby increasing the number of farmers who produce and harvest.

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