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Hardship: Badagry LG boss distributes food items to 1,000 residents



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The Chairman, Badagry Local Government Area, Mr Olusegun Onilude, on Monday, distributed food items to over 1,000 residents of the area to cushion the effects of economic hardship in the country.

Inaugurating the distribution of the palliative to the residents in Badagry, the chairman said that his administration would continue to provide relief and succour to the vulnerable people through the provision of food items and cash support.

NEWSVERGE reports that the food items are bags of rice, beans and garri.

According to Onilude, this is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

“The Onilude’s subsidy palliative aligns with the `Renewed Hope Agenda’ of Mr. President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“Under this phase of the distribution, we are bringing the items closer to 1,000 people by ensuring direct outreach to the vulnerable groups of 100 people each from the 10 wards in Badagry LGA.

“My administration acknowledges that economic hardship does not recognise partisan leanings.

“This is why beneficiaries were chosen in consultation with Community Development Areas, clerics, traditional rulers, and other relevant stakeholders,’’ he said.

Speaking further, the council boss reiterated his administration’s commitment to ameliorating the plight of the citizens at this critical time.

“Let me inform you that this exercise will be done monthly henceforth.

“You will recall that I went around some areas in the local government some months ago to oversee the distribution of these materials to those who need them most.

“The feedback we received from that exercise was encouraging, that is why we are expanding the distribution today.

“We will continue to appraise the distribution process and ensure that regardless of your location or status, we will get to you,’’ he said.

The chairman said 100 people from the 10 wards of the council would receive combination of bags of rice, beans and garri.

In his remarks, the Supervisor for Agriculture and Youth Development, Mr Taiwo Towolawi, said that palliatives were not made for sales.

He urged the residents of the council to continue to support the Onilude-led government for a successful tenure.

One of the beneficiaries, Mr Adagun Musibau, prayed that God would continue to guide the chairman to take the local government to a greater height.

Raji Rasak

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