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Ondo govt to distribute noodles to 192,000 pupils, as Akeredolu clears salary arrears

…Clears Workers Salaries owed by Mimiko’s Administration.

….says 18,000 vulnerable persons to benefit from N10,000 cash transfer.

The Ondo State government has concluded arrangements to disbursed N10,000 cash transfer to over 18,000 vulnerable people across the state as part of efforts to cushion hardship caused by the fuel subsidy removal.

Similarly, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has paid all outstanding salary arrears of local government and primary school teachers as well as pensioners owed by the administration of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju disclosed at a news conference in Akure on the palliatives distribution strategy and implementation.

According to the Commissioner, arrangements have also been concluded by the Palliatives Committee with the SUBEB to share 10,000 packs of indomie noodles to over 192,000 primary school pupils in the state.

The Commissioner during the press conference

Olateju said “1,000 vulnerable persons are to benefit in each of the 18 local government areas. The list of beneficiaries is to be generated by the existing Local Government Committees in conjunction with the representatives of market women Association, Park Management Committee and United Partisan groups and religious bodies.

“400 Nano businesses in each local government areas will also be given cash transfer. Farm Input: some farm inputs and equipment have been acquired including tricycle and power tiller. Tricycles would be given free to each local government area and not individuals,” the Commissioner said.

Olateju said “Mr Governor has cleared the backlog of salaries arrears owed all Local government staff, Primary school Teachers and Pensioners between 2016 and 2017.

“The administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko owed these categories of staff 7 months arrears of salaries, which the present administration of Governor Akeredolu has now cleared.

She said “these months are: i. July – December 2016 and ii. January 2017. Government is already making arrangement to also offset all arrears of gratuities of retired LG staff and primary school teachers which dates back to 2012.”

The Commissioner said the state free shuttle buses and shuttle boats for students and public servants will be sustained by the government’s palliatives Committee.

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