The Oyo State Government has said that the various strategies put in place in the execution of palliatives for pensioners, the aged, and the vulnerable ones in the state are working.
The Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade disclosed this during a courtesy visit by the Association of Professional Retired Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter (APRNMN), at the secretariat, Ibadan, the state capital today.
The Commissioner said in the next few days, when the roll out will be in full swing, the public will be kept abreast of the full details about the measures and impact to counter the effect of fuel subsidy removal by the federal government.
Prince Oyelade said the Oyo State Government set up a palliative committee (Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery- SAfER) to strategize on how the palliative distribution would make the right impact on the masses.
He said to make it more effective, the SAfER committee divided itself into five sub-committees that are fine-tuning strategies on palliative distribution across the State.
The five sub-committees are: Sub-Committee on Transportation; Sub-Committee on Food Palliatives; Sub-Committee on Food Security.
Other sub-committees are: Sub-Committee on Small and Micro-Enterprises, and Sub-Committee on Healthcare.
“The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde is conscious of the vulnerability of retirees, the aged and down-trodden in the society. So, the palliative measures that are being rolled out are focused on these groups of people”, he said.
Earlier, the Chairman Association of Professional Retired Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter (APRNMN), Balogun Gaphar Ojetola while congratulating the Commissioner on his deserved appointment, expressed optimism that the State will benefit immensely from his professional experience of many years of service in the industry.