Lagos State Government Launches Second Palliative Scheme.

The Lagos State Government has launched its second palliative scheme, “Ounje Eko,” to support 500,000 households, including journalists, amid economic challenges. Executed by the Ministry of Agriculture, the scheme aims to alleviate suffering and provide relief to residents.

Speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat, Mrs. Dikirat Oshodi, representing the Commissioner for Agriculture, affirmed the government’s commitment to supporting Lagosians. “Our Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is executing this project through the Ministry of Agriculture, and we are up to the task,” she stated.

The palliatives include food packs, which will be distributed to 500,000 households across the state. Journalists at the NUJ Secretariat received their packs, with the government promising to extend the program to more households if needed.

NUJ Chairman, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi, praised the government’s initiative, saying, “We appreciate the Lagos State Government for including journalists in this scheme. We urge them to do more to support those in need.”

The government has also pledged ongoing support for residents through other avenues, such as health and transportation, to mitigate the effects of economic hardship. A monitoring committee, led by Reverend (Dr.) Stephen Oyinlola, ensures the palliatives reach the intended beneficiaries.

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