The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has issued an Executive Order establishing the Ogun State Social Investment Programme.
While signing the Order in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Gov. Abiodun said that it would help to alleviate poverty and hunger by ensuring equitable distribution of resources to the vulnerable, the poor, and the widows, amongst others.
The governor stated further that the order would help improve the social economic conditions of the state’s citizens at the grassroots, adding that the Order is of particular importance in view of the economic recession world over and mainly the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him “today, we are here to witness the signing into Law of an effect, the Executive Order establishing the Ogun State Social Investment Programme.
” The Ogun State Social Investment Committee will implement this program, the social investment program amongst others is established to alleviate poverty, and hunger and ensure equitable distribution of resources to the vulnerable, the poor, the widows, traders, physically challenged, the aged, amongst all other identified groups.
“This order aims to improve the Social economic condition of our populace at the grassroots level and consequently reduce poverty in the state”, the governor noted.
The State helmsman emphasized that his administration is domesticating its own version of the program which had already been done by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
Abiodun while disclosing that the Committee would be chaired by a reputable indigene of the state with high integrity and relevant experience, maintained that other members of the Committee would comprise representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Community Development and Cooperatives, Youths and Sports, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Women Affairs, and Special Duties.
The Governor added that the Committee would be answerable to the office of the governor, submitting that “the committee’s mandate shall be to implement social investment programs established by this executive order to identify and stimulate the beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme.
To set guidelines and modalities for the effective execution of the social investment program, to promote public awareness of this program, to carry out other functions, and engage relevant personnel as may be necessary to implement the social investment program