The Government of the State of Osun has said that social services is growing at a tremendous pace, owing to the increased attention accorded it by the State Government under the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
This was disclosed on Wednesday, at the Inter-ministerial Press briefing organized by the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation of the State of Osun, at the Ministry’s Conference Room.
Speaking during the Inter-ministerial Press briefing, the Commissioner of Regional Integration and Special Duties, Engr. Olalekan Badmus, gave a precis on what the government has done so far to improve social services in the State, which he described as deplorable before the emergence of Oyetola as the state governor.
According to Badmus: “We cannot talk about social services without talking about security, healthcare and food. When Oyetola came on board, he addressed the issue of health-care through the revitalisation of 332 Primary Healthcare Centres and General Hospitals.
“This, he did to make healthcare accessible to people in the grassroot.
“Governor Oyetola also took on issues of security with commitment, and part of the derivative of his commitment was the establishment of the Amotekun Corps to complement the existing security formations in the State.
“The vulnerable in the society were also a major concern for the governor, and that was how the issue of Osun Food Support Scheme came to be, with 30,000 people benefitting from the scheme on a monthly basis.
“We have successfully implemented the scheme over three months, and we have done rice component and semovita. But we are also looking at the possibility of having a combo package that breaks the monotony of one food component.
“We have ensured the credibility of the scheme through reliance on the World Bank verified social register to identify vulnerable. We have also ensured feedback mechanism to monitor the effectiveness of this scheme. We have the record of beneficiaries through this mechanism”, Badmus stated.