Ondo state government says the Federal Government has agreed to monetized the distribution of rice items to be distributed to the 36 states to cushion the effects of subsidy removal.
The state commissioner of Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju said the number of bags of rice distributed to the state from the Federal government is way below what was promised, stating the Federal government has monetized the value of the rice.
Ademola-Olateju said the state will get vendors to supply food items, supply and package them into smaller bags to meet the needs of residents, with the palliatives scheduled to be rolled out in batches by Senatorial District, for efficient distribution and monitoring, with distribution of food items to commence on September 1st.
The commissioner added that from this month, pensioners will get their N10,000 paid at the same time they are getting their salaries, with the vulnerable also getting their N10,000 from the first week of September.
Olateju also stated that outstanding leave bonus for 2020 for public servants will be paid along with their salaries this month.