Osun distributes relief materials to flood victims

The relief material distributed to Osun flood victims were donated by the FG.

The Osun State Government has started distributing the relief materials donated by the Federal Government to victims of flood disaster in the state.

Wale Adedoyin, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, launched the ceremony On Friday at Ifon in Orolu Local Government Area with the distribution of grains and gari allocated to some victims

Mr. Adedoyin said the state had received 750 tonnes of food items as part of the palliative measure put in place by the Federal Government.

According to him, the vulnerable members of the communities as well as aged persons under the aegis of Agba-Osun were among the beneficiaries of the relief materials.

He said that Ilesa (East and West) and Atakumosa (East and West) had been identified as designated dropping points for the distribution of the relief materials.

Others, according to him, are Obokun and Oriade with the drop points at Ibokun, Osogbo, Olorunda and Orolu; while Ifon-Orolu Irepodun serves as the drop point.

The commissioner called on the Federal Government to put Osun on the same scale with other states that experienced devastating floods in the allocation of relief materials.

Mr. Adedoyin said the state government had spent several millions of naira on widening of river banks, dredging and channelisation as well as clearing of gutters to allow free flow of water throughout the state.

According to him, the strategy helped in reducing the effects of flooding in the state this year.

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He said that O-REAP feeding programme and O-CLEAN programme targeted at freeing the state from flood and filth were some of initiatives adopted by the government.

The commissioner urged the people to support the various welfare programmes of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.

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