Palliatives: Ondo Govt Launches Investigation into Missing Bags of Rice - The Top Society

Palliatives: Ondo Govt Launches Investigation into Missing Bags of Rice

Commissioner assures transparent distribution process

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Palliatives: In a recent press briefing, the Ondo State Government has confirmed the initiation of an investigation into the reported disappearance of more than 500 bags of rice, which were designated for the vulnerable population in Akure South local government.

Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the commissioner for information and orientation, emphasized the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in the distribution of palliatives across the state.

The commissioner further announced that the Palliative Strategy and Implementation Committee would now oversee the subsequent distribution of relief materials in the Akure South local government area, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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This move comes after prominent leaders in the Akure community demanded an explanation from the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Charles Titiloye, regarding the alleged disappearance of 500 bags of rice from the originally allocated 2000 bags.

The leaders said “We implore the authorities to thoroughly investigate these allegations and hold Commissioner Charles Titiloye accountable for his actions. We demand transparency, accountability, and a fair redistribution of the palliatives to those who are truly in need.”

Reacting, The information commissioner said,

“I don’t have all the facts yet and it is an allegation. We have all kinds of reports and the committee on palliatives has decided to take a look because we have received reports from the DSS, from the police, we have petitions on our table making all these allegations.

“We are going to look deeper into it. But as safeguard to prevent recurrence, this new distribution will be different in Akure South.

“Akure people should hold us accountable and the way we can be accountable is to say that we made a mistake and we are trying to correct it.

“The committee is seriously considering administering Akure South as a committee thing because it is the state capital and they keep saying they have not “seen” the palliatives and we want the palliatives to get to those it meant for.

“The best way is to mitigate it and see how best we can address that. We will address it and when our finding are complete, we will let the media know. But for now it remains an allegation.”

Mr. Charles Titiloye, who heads the 11-member palliative sub-committee for Akure South Local Government, has yet to release an official statement regarding the allegations.

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