Ogun unveils subsidised rice for residents

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Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government has purchased 100 truckloads of rice to be sold at cheaper rates to residents of the state to cushion the effect of the rise in the prices of goods in the country.

Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this on Thursday while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Abiodun said the rice would be subsidised and made available at the rate it was before the recent astronomical rise in the prices of the commodities.

He, however, said the poor, the elderly, and the vulnerable would enjoy free allocation.

“We have decided to give our people foodstuffs like rice, garri, beans. I have ordered almost 100 trailers of rice, they will start offloading them tomorrow (today).

“We have decided that the poor, the elderly, and the vulnerable will be given the rice free of charge, while others will have to buy the rice at the price we formally bought it before the dollar rose very high so that it won’t be one-off and we can continue till the issue of the dollar is settled,” he said.

Abiodun assured the people of Ogun State that President Bola Tinubu was fully in charge of the economy.

Everything we are experiencing at the moment is very transient, it will soon pass away. With the plan that he (Tinubu) has begun to implement, you will soon begin to see the change. We must remain very hopeful,” Abiodun said.

 

 

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