Thursday, 17 November 2016

Why we are giving free food - FG

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As government’s free food distributions enters its second phase, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, has explained that it was necessitated by the harsh economy.

He said government embarked on it to cushion the economic effects on families, as it could not look away as the people suffer. According to him, over 100,000 women had benefited from the first phase of the exercise.

Yesterday, it was the turn of women in Akoko North East, Akoko North West, Akoko South West and Akoko South East to receive their deliveries.

The exercise would continue today in Owo, Ose, Ifedore and Akure-North local council areas.Akinmade explained that the palliatives had been successfully given to women in Okitipupa, Ese-Odo, Irele Ilaje, Okitipupa, Odigbo, Ondo-East and Ile-Oluji-Okeigbo local councils.

The commissioner added that though 100,000 women were envisaged in its first phase, its impact on the people made government to extend it to another 70,000 beneficiaries.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko said the programme, also called “Eto Igbe Ayo,” is meant for women irrespective of their political affiliations.

He said the state’s residency card, also called “Kaadi Igbe-Ayo,” is the only requirement for would-be beneficiaries.The card is needed to authenticate that the beneficiaries are genuine residents of the state.

Mimiko urged the people to re-order their priorities in the face of the harsh economic situation in the country. He called for the restructuring of the country to get out of the situation.

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