Members of the fuel subsidy removal Palliative committee inaugurated by Governor Adeleke on Wednesday has urged the state government to put on hold the distribution of the three thousand(3000) bags of rice received from the federal government until the remaining fourteen thousand, three hundred and twenty (14,320) bags expected as the second batch are received.
Members of the committee which includes religious leaders, representatives of the labour, people with disabilities and inter party Congress gave the advice during a press conference in Osogbo.
Sequel to the inauguration of the fuel subsidy removal Palliatives distribution committee in Osogbo,members of the committee after their inaugural meeting held a press conference to notify the government of their resolve.
Addressing the media,the Committee Chairman, Alhaji Mustapha Olawuyi explained that the committee unanimously agreed that the distribution of the Palliatives should begin after the state might have acknowledged the receipt of the second batch .
According to him, “the three thousand bags of rice available at present can not be sufficient for distribution without creating rancour in the society.”
Same was the submission of the chairman Christian Association,Reverend John Adeleke,the representative of market women and that of political parties.
Earlier the state commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi explained that the state has not recieved the sum of five billion naira which the federal government intends to give states as Pallatives.
He said that the states are yet to be briefed on whether the five billion naira will be a grant or loan to the state.