Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has approved the composition of a committee for a non-partisan distribution of rice with a directive that beneficiaries must cover all sectors of the state.
The Governor also said that the Sure-P fund remains intact and safe in the accounts of the Local Governments.
The announcement made by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Teslim Igbalaye is contained in a statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed.
The distribution committee according to the statement is composed of the following membership per ward:
1. A member of the league of Imams;
2. A member of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN;
3. A member of the Traditional Religion;
4. A member of People’s Democratic Party, PDP;
5. A member from All Progressives Congress, APC
6. A Pensioner/Retiree, and
7. A Woman
The statement notes that 40 bags of rice are to be distributed per ward, urging the committee to ensure transparency in the entire process.
The statement reads, “The 40 bags per wards were purchased at N32,000 per bag while the rice for state distribution were purchased from ‘Egbe Olowo of Osun state at N36,000 per bag, a price still below similar transaction by the previous government”.
The statement assure people of Osun that the new administration will follow due process, state regulations and extant laws in all its activities.