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Osun Lawmakers Summon Oyetola’s Commissioner Over Cash Palliatives



Osun State House of Assembly led by Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has summoned the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Yemi Lawal to appear before the House on Thursday over plans by the state government to disburse palliatives to the people.

This is just as the state lawmakers on Wednesday resumed legislative activities amidst coronavirus.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye disclosed this at plenary.

He said, “We are aware of plans by the state government to disburse cash palliatives to residents of the State. It is important for the Honourable Commissioner for Youths and Sports to appear before the house tomorrow and intimate us on the beneficiaries and the modalities for disbursement.”

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It would be recalled that Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, had recently ordered the payment of stipends due to 25,907 vulnerable citizens in the state as part of palliative measures to cushion impacts of the state-wide lockdown.

The first are the set of people living with disabilities and the aged. They are 15,289 and captured under the Special Grant Transfer (SGT). Also, there is Public Work Fare (PWF) which is designed for the youths and the beneficiaries under this are 10,618

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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