The Ogun State Government says it has fulfilled its promise to provide palliatives to victims of the recent conflict between herders and farmers in the Ogun West Senatorial District by delivering the first batch of foodstuffs for the affected victims in the area.
The Chairman, Subcommittee on palliatives who is also the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Olaolu Olabimtan, disclosed that the committee was in the area to deliver the palliative as promised by the governor, according to a statement issued by state government on Sunday. Olabimtan said the gesture was a sign of better things to come, adding that a lot would still be done to bring succour to people in the area in terms of more palliatives.
He gave the assurance that the committee would also look at ascertaining the cost of things that had been lost in the conflict and the value, as the government was taking an holistic approach at making the people comfortable.
The commissioner said, ”The governor did make a promise that relief materials by way of food items and palliatives will be given to the people affected by the conflict and here we are on behalf of the governor to deliver the first consignment of these relief materials.
“Of course you can be sure that it is a sign of better things to come, like I said, this is the first consignment, a lot more will still be coming.
”Also, there will be the issue of ascertaining the cost, what have been lost and how much is the value of what has been lost, with a view of giving further relief, because what has been lost is not only source of livelihood, people have lost their homes and businesses.”
In his remarks, the Transition Committee Chairman, Yewa North Local Government, Bankole David while appreciating the state governor, promised that the palliatives would get to both the farmers and herders who suffered loss during the clash.
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