Ogun government provides N5 billion to mitigate the impact of economic hardship

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The state government of Ogun has committed to investing N5 billion in various sectors of the state economy.

This comes after the present financial struggles Nigerians are going through.

The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, personally held a press conference on Wednesday in the state capital of Abeokuta, specifically in the Oke Mosan area. This was announced by the administration.

Abiodun emphasized that his administration sympathizes with the Ogun people in light of the hardships the nation is currently facing as a result of the elimination of fuel subsidies.

He went on to say that the pain was only temporary and “essential to help achieve a tomorrow of our dreams.”

The governor declared that his administration was aware of the difficulties the people were facing and did not take them lightly.

But he pledged, “We aim to address these challenges by implementing a series of phased initiatives aimed at alleviating these burdens on all our citizens in this direction and through targeted interventions.”

Abiodun added that each of the 850,000 pupils enrolled in public primary and secondary schools would receive a minimum of five exercise books from the state.

“Offering at least 100,000 students in the state’s public primary and secondary schools a one-time N10,000 education support award.

“Offering an education grant of N50,000 to each of the 27,600 impoverished students enrolled in postsecondary institutions across the country,” he stated.

According to Abiodun, the state would offer health insurance coverage to more than 70,000 recipients, including market women, elderly people, pregnant women, children, and other members of the unorganized sector.

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More precisely, in our State Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centers throughout the State, we would be offering free pre-natal care, an extra N5,000 for each birth, and free post-natal care to expectant mothers as part of our Ibidero Scheme.

“Provision of rice and other food items as food palliatives for approximately 300,000 households throughout the State.”

“The backlog of inherited deductions will be offset by the state government.” We are immediately allocating N500M per month toward outstanding deductions in order to achieve this goal.

It is significant that for the past eight months, we have been paying all civil servants a transport allowance of N10,000.As a responsible State Government, this raises the entire amount of N5 billion that we have already intervened in all areas of the State economy,” he continued.

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