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Hardship: Ogun State Govt Begins sale of Rice at Cheaper Rate

Feb 22, 2024

Ogun State government has purchased 100 trucks load 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.

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Abiodun disclosed that the rice would be subsidized 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 a one-off and we can continue till the issue of the dollar is settled,” he said.

Abiodun noted that his administration in realization of the present hardship facing the country took some steps to cushion the effect, even as he recalled that an intervention worth more than N5 billion was announced by his administration last week.

Tertiary students of Ogun State origin across the country will receive N50,000 each, the governor said.

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