The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, on Wednesday, presented palliative care items to thousands of beneficiaries in Iseyin local government area of Oyo State.
During the presentation held at the local government’s headquarters, she reiterated the government’s commitment to always prioritize the interest of the people of the state.
The Oyo State Government flagged-off a simultaneous distribution of palliative care to ‘the poorest of the poor’ and the vulnerable in the seven geo-political zones of the State.
Prof. Adeyemo said that the gesture was meant to cushion the global economic hardships coupled with the recent petroleum subsidy removal by the Federal Government.
The scholar equally said the Oyo State Government has made arrangements for affordable transport intercity bus from Ibadan to Iseyin.
She added that every members of the society, especially pensioners in the State would benefit from the palliative gesture, which is in batches.
Professor Adeyemo added that the Oyo State Government has made provision of loans with low interest for Artisans, youth empowerment and farm input for (10, 000) farmers in the State.
She reiterated that the Government would pay Health insurance for 50,000 pensioners in Oyo State for a year and 100,000 house hold would be laid on Health insurance scheme in the State.
She said, “we are very lucky in Oyo State that we have our friend as a Governor; the man that always thinks about people’s welfare, leading a people-centric Government”.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Iseyin Local Government Area of the State, Hon. Mufutau Abilawon commended the Oyo State Government for it’s quick action on Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery (SAFER) to cushion the effect of the economic crisis in the country.
Present at the event were the Chairman, Itesiwaju Local Government, Hon. Ojo Akintola, Chairman, Kajola Local Government, Hon. Borikansunwon Salimon and Iwajowa Local Government area of the State, Hon. Abdul Jeleel Oyinloye among others.