This was disclosed in a release by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Kolapo Alimi, who stated that the mode of sharing had been finalised by the committee and that the distribution would start on Tuesday.

According to the release, beneficiaries will begin to receive the rice palliatives according to the timetable prepared to capture everyone.

The release added that the distribution will commence immediately after the palliative committee’s meeting.

It further read, “The total number of the subsidised rice palliatives that will be distributed tomorrow(Tuesday) is 5,700: three thousand 50kg from the first batch of palliatives, and two thousand seven hundred 50kg bags of rice from the 14,000-second batch.

“Similarly, Osun State has received two billion naira out of the five billion naira palliative money earmarked for the state by the Federal Government. The template and modalities of payment will be made by the palliative committee at the forthcoming meeting.”

He added, “It can be recalled that the state received 3,000 50kg bags of rice from the federal government, and it will be shared with 2,700 50kg bags of rice from the second batch approved. 14,000 bags starting tomorrow while the state is still expecting 11,300 50kg bags of rice and 3,000 metric tonnes of maize.”

“As the distribution and collection of the rice palliatives begins, we urge our people to be orderly, and as a government, we assure everyone that the palliatives given to the state by the federal government will get to the target beneficiaries across the state.”