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The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered the express payment of stipends due to 25,907 vulnerable citizens in the state as part of palliative measures to cushion impacts of the state-wide lockdown.

Oyetola also directed the immediate distribution of Debit Cards linked to the accounts of the beneficiaries in a bid to ensure transparency, accountability and seamless process.

The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Lawal Azeez Olayemi made these disclosures while fielding questions from journalists in Ile-Ife, during the distribution of the Debit Cards to the beneficiaries.

Opeyemi, who described the scheme as one of the best social intervention programmes in the country, disclosed that the governor had approved the payment of N20,000 each to 15,289 elderly citizens and people living with disabilities captured under the Special Grant Transfer (SGT) scheme.

He added that approval had also been given for the immediate payment of N7,500 stipends to 10,618 beneficiaries who are vulnerable youths captured under Public Workfare (PWF) programme.

The commissioner who maintained that the administration of Governor Oyetola was committed to the people’s welfare, noted that the gesture would go a long way in transforming the lives of the beneficiaries.

He clarified that the disbursement of the funds under the SGT and PWF was different from the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer recently launched by the Governor.

Olayemi added that the Governor had also mandated the immediate release of the monthly and quarterly stipends to the beneficiaries as part of efforts to alleviate the effects of hardship that the people are going through due to the lockdown.


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