Ogun State Governor Launches Discounted Rice Sales for Civil Servants

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun launches discounted rice sales for civil servants to mitigate the impact of fuel subsidy removal, demonstrating the government's efforts to support its workforce during challenging times.

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Ogun State Governor Launches Discounted Rice Sales for Civil Servants

Ogun State Governor Launches Discounted Rice Sales for Civil Servants

On April 21, 2024, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun initiated discounted rice sales for civil servants at the 'Oja Irorun' Civil Servants Farmers' Market in Abeokuta. The initiative is part of the governor's efforts to improve the welfare of state workers and mitigate the effects of the recent fuel subsidy removal.

Governor Abiodun, represented by the Head of Service, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya, praised the dedication and commitment of civil servants, recognizing their invaluable contribution to the state's progress and prosperity. "The hard work of our civil servants is the bedrock of Ogun State's progress and prosperity," Onasanya said on behalf of the governor.

The administration approved the sale of high-quality bags of rice at reduced prices solely for the state's workforce. The Head of Service, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Establishments and Training, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo, appreciated the government's initiative, describing it as an effort to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal for the state's civil servants.

Union leaders, including the Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), expressed gratitude for the initiative, stating that it would restore the purchasing power of the people and enhance the well-being of workers. Beneficiaries of the discounted rice sales also thanked the state government and promised to continue working diligently towards effective service delivery.

Why this matters: The fuel subsidy removal has had a significant impact on the cost of living for many Nigerians. Initiatives like the discounted rice sales for civil servants in Ogun State demonstrate the government's efforts to alleviate the burden on its workforce and maintain their welfare during challenging times.

Mrs. Temitope Akintayo from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Mr. Olabanji Sanni from the Ministry of Environment were among the civil servants who benefited from the reduced rice prices. They expressed their appreciation for the state government's gesture and pledged to continue working diligently in their respective roles. The launch of the 'Oja Irorun' Civil Servants Farmers' Market and the discounted rice sales highlight the Ogun State government's commitment to supporting its workforce and mitigating the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.

Key Takeaways

  • Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun initiated discounted rice sales for civil servants.
  • The initiative aims to improve welfare and mitigate fuel subsidy removal impact.
  • Civil servants praised for their dedication and contribution to state's progress.
  • Union leaders welcomed the initiative as it restores purchasing power of workers.
  • Discounted rice sales highlight Ogun's commitment to supporting its workforce.