THE Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has been commended by women groups in the state over the ongoing palliative (Eto Igbe-Ayo) programme where foodstuffs are being given to resident women in the state for free.
The palliative programme train rounded off distribution of foodstuffs in the four local government areas of the North senatorial district on Friday following the flag-off on Tuesday in Ikare, Akoko North East Local Government area where the proggramme recorded over 5,000 beneficiaries.
Designed for the 18 local government areas and targeted at 100,000 women resident in the state, irrespective of party affiliation, government said the programme was necessitated by the sudden increase in the prices of foodstuffs in relation to the dwindling economic situation in the country.
Thanking the governor for the initiative, The Association of Women Plank Merchants in Akoko, through their secretary, Mrs Janet Ijaduade at the distribution of palliative in Oke Agbe Akoko, said with the gesture, Mimiko has demonstrated that he is a caring governor and full of compassion for women too.
According to her, “Mimiko has demonstrated his love and respect for women since he assumed office. When he insisted he was going to give us befitting markets to trade we thought it was a fluke until Mother and Child came and now the palliative.”