Ekiti State Governor  Oyebanji Leads Livestock Palliative Distribution Amid Economic Strain

Ekiti State Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji,at a grand reception on Thursday through the Commissioner for agriculture and food security Mr.Ebenezer Boluwade who also doubled as Chairman of the Palliative Distribution Committee for the state, has initiated the third batch of palliative distribution, focusing solely on livestock support.


The distribution marked the continuation of relief efforts following previous initiatives in August to October and November-December, which saw the distribution of 11,000 bags of maize and 12,000 bags of rice, alongside considerations for the poultry sector.

This round of distribution according to him addressed the pressing challenge faced by livestock farmers in accessing feed amidst the country’s economic downturn. The impact has led to business closures and workforce reductions, prompting swift government intervention in the sector.

Boluwade outlined that 10,000 bags of maize will be allocated in this third batch, with 75% designated for the livestock sector. The beneficiaries, spanning thousands, are primarily members of livestock cooperatives across the state.

Boluwade maintained that Stringent measures have been put in place to ensure the grains reach intended recipients, with state and local government with executives tasked with overseeing the distribution to their members and the wider community in need.

The commissioner explained that monitoring teams are deployed to prevent the diversion of resources.

The initiative by the Ekiti State Governor Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji is aimed at boosting food security in the state while empowering entrepreneurs, aligning with Governor Oyebanji’s vision of prosperity for all.

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