The government of Ondo State has announced that strict security measures have been adopted to protect the warehouses holding the food supplies that will be distributed as relief throughout the state.
The administration said that no warehouses were broken into and that the temporary measures were intended to ease the effects of the elimination of fuel subsidies.
The Chairman of the Palliative Strategy and Implementation Committee, Wale Akinterinwa, assured of fast distribution of the supplies while visiting the food and agricultural inputs stocked in the warehouses with other members of his committee.
Akinterinwa also said that the state has got N2 billion out of the N5 billion disbursed by the federal government to the states, adding that the state received 5,700 bags of rice from the federal government but wants to distribute 12,000 bags of rice.
The group’s head, who is also the state’s commissioner of finances, has indicated that a diverse committee was formed to ensure that the distribution would not be politicized.
We were given 5,700 bags of rice by the federal government. More than that has been purchased by the state. We will start sharing very shortly.
We formed a group at the municipal government level. Almost every demographic is adequately represented here.
We’ve gotten N2 billion so far, and we’re counting on them to come through with the rest. They promised to send us corn, but they only sent us a small bit.