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Ogun begins rice distribution, health insurance for pregnant women as subsidy palliative

Ogun palliative rice

The Ogun government has begun the distribution of 300 thousand 10kg bags of rice as a palliative cushion for the effects of the removal of fuel subsidies.

Recall that as a palliative to alleviate the effects of the removal of fuel subsidies, the federal government had approved a sum of N5 billion Naira grant to be paid to each of the 36 states in the federation for the purchase of grains and five trucks of rice for each state.

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Dapo Abiodun, speaking at the flag-off ceremony held on Friday at the Arcade ground of the governor’s office in Oke Mosan Abeokuta, said the 10kg bags of rice will be distributed across all polling units.

The governor added that the use of wards would not be equitable, hence all voting places in the state would serve as the distribution hub.

“Today we are flagging off the distribution of the palliative and inauguration of the palliative distribution committee.

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Our desire for the first instance is to distribute about 300 thousand bags of rice of 10 kg bag of rice across all polling units.

“We have decided to use the polling unit as a reference of distribution because we realize that using wards will not be equitable.

He however, added that his administration would also offer all pregnant women in the state, free healthcare insurance coverage named “IBIDERO” as well as bursaries for all students who are indigenous to the state.

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“We would also be providing all our pregnant women across the state with our Ogun state health insurance cover called “ IBIDERO” this will cover their prenatal engagement and also postnatal consultation for up to six months”

“We would also be extending the same palliative to our students, they would be paying our indigene students bursaries across boards in higher institutions in the state.

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