The Federal government has delivered food items to 928 households and 5, 568 displaced persons in the Sabo, Ojoo and Akinyele areas of Oyo state
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq stated this at Shasha area in Oyo State where hundreds of persons were reportedly displaced following a communal clashes
She expressed sympathy for persons affected by the crisis, adding that the federal government has activated immediate response by providing basic humanitarian relief items to the community.
“I have brought with me relief food items approved based on the initial assessment for the 928 households and 5, 568 displaced persons identified to be in Sabo, Ojoo and Akinyele.
“The Federal Government will be guided by the detailed assessment carried out by NEMA and the Oyo State Government officials to provide further support that may be necessary for rehabilitation”.
She commended the State government and security agencies for their prompt intervention in bringing the situation under control while appreciating traditional rulers and community leaders for the restoration of peace in the area.
The Minister also inaugurated the Federal Government’s Special Cash Grant for Rural Women in the state.
Governor Seyi Makinde, represented by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka
thanked the Federal Government for the cash grant initiative.
He assured that the state government is committed to creating and improving opportunities for people to live a meaningful and fulfilled life.