The residents of Ifon and its adjoining communities in Orolu Local Government were on Saturday thrown into excitement as they received palliatives from the 21-man Food and Relief Committee set up by the State Government to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The beneficiaries applauded the State Government and the Committee for the kind gesture.
Some of the ecstatic beneficiaries who expressed satisfaction on the quality of the palliatives said government had once again put smiles into their faces.
A beneficiary from Ifon, Pa Kareem Adeagbo, said he didn’t believe it was possible until he was given.
Pa Adeagbo, who said he walked from his village to the distribution venue purposely because of the palliatives, noted that those that believed it was a mere political exercise would be put to shame when he returns to the village.
He appreciated the State Government and those that contributed to the purse of the Palliative Committee for reaching out to them at this period.
According to him, the quantity of the food items is an indication that government really meant well for the people, particularly the vulnerable.
Another beneficiary, Mr. Tajudeen Ahmed, described the process as most transparent and apolitical.
Mr. Ahmed said he didn’t believe that he could benefit from the palliatives as being insinuated before he left home, saying in spite of the fact that his name was in the social register, he was still doubtful.
Also, Mrs. Modinat Jimoh, a widow, applauded the State Government for prioritising the welfare of the vulnerable in the State.
She therefore urged the government not to relent in its efforts, just as she lauded the seamless distribution process.
Similarly in Ejigbo, Oriade and Ayedaade local government areas of the State where the food items were equally distributed, the beneficiaries also applauded the good gestures of the State Government and the Committee for extending hands of support to them.
Some of the beneficiaries in Ejigbo said the palliatives came to them at the right time.
A beneficiary, Mr. Bello Adisa, commended the State Government for doing the needful at this critical time.