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Gov Sanwo-olu Puts Up Measures To tackle Hunger, Hardship In Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled plans to cushion the effect of thr nationwide hardship that is currently bedeviling the country.

The governor on Thursday explained that his administration was working towards introducing various interventions to cushion the hardship.

He stated that part of the intervention includes approval of a 25% reduction on every foodstuff purchased, worth over N25,000.

Sanwo-Olu said this during a special live media chat, tagged: ‘Sanwo Speaks,’ to intimate residents about steps being taken by his administration to reduce the impact of the harsh economic realities on residents.

His words: “This administration is working towards putting interventions in place across different sectors to reduce and ameliorate the sufferings of Lagosians.”

“We will open soup kitchens/bowls where identified caterers (mama put) at least 1,000, will be employed across local government areas to feed those who need it, once daily.

“Beneficiaries will get vouchers to be able to access the kitchens. We will also be having food purchases and redistribution to people who need it, especially as we are currently expecting about 100 trailer loads of rice and grains.

“Also, we will be having Sunday markets in 42 identified markets where people can buy cheaply at discounted rates. Purchases will however be limited to N25,000 to ensure that those who need it benefit from the initiative.

“There will be free delivery in all general hospitals (normal and caesarian section), and a rebate on certain medications. Six health districts will be holding free health missions twice a week for the next three months.”

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