Governor Mimiko Distributes Rice In Okitipupa To 70,000 Women. (See Pictures)
The Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko,on
Friday, flagged off the second phase of the state
food palliative programme, code named Eto Igbe
Ayo targetted at reaching no fewer than seventy
thousand women across Ondo State.
The Eto Igbe Ayo programme, which is aimed at cushioning the effect of the harsh economic
situation of the nation on the women and their
families, brought together women from different
parts of the Ondo Southern Senatorial District at
the flag-off ceremony held at Okitipupa Local
Government secretariat, on Friday. It would be recalled that One Hundred Thousand
women had benefitted from the first phase of the
programme which was flagged off in July 2016.
Addressing the beneficiaries at the occasion,
Governor Mimiko said the items for distribution
were rice and beans, adding that the programme was meant for all residents of the state
irrespective of political affiliation.
He explained that the use of the State Residency
Card also known as Kaadi Igbe Ayo was
introduced in the distribution of the various items
in order to guard against fraud and multiple receipts by the beneficiaries.
According to him, with the second edition of the
programme, a total of One Hundred and Seventy
Thousand (170,000) women across Ondo State
had benefitted so far from the programme.
The Governor said the second phase, unlike the first phase which was solely funded by the state
government, is a joint programme between the
State and Local Governments as part of efforts at
addressing poverty and hunger occasioned by the
The wife of the Governor, Olukemi Mimiko, who handled the distribution of the Food items to the
beneficiaries, commended the State and Local
Government authorities for embarking on the
programme to ameliorate the plight of the various
families in Ondo State.
She noted that whatever passes through women will surely benefit the entire family, hence the
reason why the women were mostly targeted in
the Food Palliative programme.
Mrs Mimiko however urged women in the state to
deliver the positive message in their various
homes in the interest of the entire sunshine state. Earlier in his address, the Chairman of Okitipupa
Local Government Area, Pastor Larry Ogunmusire,
eulogized the State Government for its consistency
in giving priority to issues concerning women and
children in the state, in spite of the present
economic crunch, assuring that the people of the Local Government will continue to support the
State Government in all its programmes.