The Oyo State government may likely lockdown the state by the time distribution of palliative packages commence in order to restrict human and vehicular movement.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the state commissioner for special duties Chief Bayo Lawal while featuring on Fresh FM Ibadan COVID 19 situation room.
Chief Bayo Lawal explained that palliative packages in the state will soon be distributed as arrangements are almost concluded and by the end of the week, the distribution may kick off.
He stated that the sub committee in charge of palliative packages had identified the poor of the poorest across the state and as only those that are affected will be considered irrespective of political affiliation or religion differences.
The commissioner said the figure of the population in the state announced by the federal government was not correct as the state population as at now stands at 7.8 million as against the earlier figure given by the FG.
Chief Lawal also disclosed that the packages will also be extended to those at the frontline of the battle against COVID 19 like health workers and members of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists.