The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has disclosed that there may be no lockdown or restriction in any part of the state during the distribution of Palliative Packages across the state.
Governor Makinde stated this while featuring on Fresh FM Ibadan COVID 19 situation room anchored by Mayor Isaac Brown.
Governor Makinde explained that the initial suggestion of lockdown by the state commissioner for special duties Chief Bayo Lawal and members of his committee in charge of Palliative is because of the likelihood of rowdyness during the exercise which is not likely.
He stated that ninety thousand households have been identified as poor of the poorest while another thirty thousand had also been identified as Vulnerables and they are to benefit from the government reliefs.
While commenting on the controversies surrounding the bags of rice returned to the federal government through the Nigeria Custom Services, the Governor said immediately the issues with the rice was discovered, he put a call through to the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum who is also the Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi to find out but was surprised when Fayemi also confirmed that it was also same in Ekiti.
Governor Makinde stated that the state government will not waste its resources in disposing the rice hence the hence the reason he returned the rice to the federal government through Nigeria Customs.
The Governor further stated that the state government is ready to assist media houses in the state especially those that had contributed positively to the COVID 19 campaign since it began weeks ago.