Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun State, announced on Friday that his administration would start distributing food supplies to state citizens as part of efforts to lessen their suffering as a result of the scarcity of petrol and the new naira notes.
According to Abiodun, the new construction was required as a result of the ongoing fuel and money shortage challenges, which had made life for the populace intolerable.
At a news conference in the state capital of Abeokuta, the governor made this announcement.
He said “As a responsible administration, despite all the aforementioned, and worried about how long this has taken to resolve, we have decided to directly provide palliatives to the poor and vulnerable citizens across the length and breadth of the state.
“We will be distributing the first phase of 400,000 food items through our social investment officers in each LGA to the communities starting from this weekend.”
The governor did issue a warning, stating that any bank discovered to be hoarding the new naira notes will be seen as an economic saboteur by his administration.
According to him, “The government will treat any erring banks and bankers as economic saboteurs and will not hesitate to wield the big stick.”
“Necessary measures are being taken, and in the next few days, you will see in tangible terms the manifestations of the relief being sought,” Abiodun said, urging youths in the state to abstain from violent protests.