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Palliatives: FG Releases 6000 Bags Of Rice To Four States In Southwest


Report says, the Federal Government on Monday donated 6,000 bags of rice to Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo states as palliatives  to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people.

Mrs Helen Ngozi, the Area Controller, Oyo and Osun command, delivered the 6,000 bags of rice on behalf of the Nigeria Customs Service to the representatives of the four states at the service’s zonal headquarters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Ngozi said each of the four states excluding Ondo, will receive 1,800 bags of parboiled rice, while Ondo will get 600 bags.

She said Ondo State would get the remaining shortfall of 1,200 bags from Lagos office of the customs.

She further said all the 6,000 bags of rice were good for consumption, saying the customs would never mix expired rice with good ones.

Similarly, NAN reported that Mrs Olaide Lasisi, the state coordinator, Oyo State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU), received the bags of rice for onward handling over to representatives of the four states.

SOCU is the coordinating arm of the World Bank assisted Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO).

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