Acting governor of Ondo state, Honorable Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has expressed appreciation for President Bola Tinubu’s prompt authorization of an N5 billion palliative fund allocated to every State across the nation. This financial provision aims to alleviate the repercussions of the fuel subsidy removal.
During a conversation with journalists, Aiyedatiwa lauded the President’s timely involvement, recognizing its significance in aiding states to effectively address the task of offering essential relief measures for their residents.
“I think we have had a very productive meeting today at the NEC, presided over by the Vice President. Members of the Council were full of praise for the President on the timely intervention regarding the N5 billion support for each of the States, which is basically to provide food items and agricultural inputs.
“Although almost all the States have rolled out various measures to cushion the effect of these times for their people, this new support from the federal government will go a long way in expanding the scope and reach of the measures already set in motion.
“I, therefore, join other members of the NEC in thanking Mr. President for this crucial support, and I want to assure the good people of Ondo State that this fund will be fully utilized for the purpose it’s meant for.”
The Acting governor added that he has directed members of the Ondo State Palliatives Committee to speed up work on the implementation of the measures already put in place by the state government.
“Our palliatives committee has been doing well so far. We’ve had the free transport support for civil servants in the State already running, and all arrangements have been concluded for that of the school pupils.
“The process for cash support for the vulnerable is ongoing, too, and disbursement will begin by the end of the month.
“I want to commend the efforts of members of the palliatives committee while also urging them to speed up the work.
Aiyedatiwa said that” Now that we have additional support from the federal government, we are well equipped to do more for our people.”