Ondo State: Commissioner Attacked As Violence Disrupts Palliative Distribution

Ondo State: Commissioner Attacked As Violence Disrupts Palliative Distribution

  • The Ondo State commissioner for women’s affairs and social development, Dr. Olubunmi Osadahun, has been attacked in the Akoko area of the state
  • It was gathered that Dr. Osadahun was attacked during the distribution of palliatives in Arigidi-Akoko
  • Reports confirm that the All Progressive Congress (APC) leader in Arigidi-Akoko allegedly hit her with a chair on her head

Akoko, Ondo - Residents of Arigidi Akoko of Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State went berserk at the weekend while distributing the foodstuffs as palliatives.

The distribution of the palliative is part of the federal government’s initiative to cushion the effect of the inflation caused by the removal of fuel subsidies earlier in the year.

Ondo State, Akoko, Arigidi, Palliatives
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State recently resumed administrative duties after returning from his medical leave. Photo Credit: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi
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As reported by Channels TV online, it was gathered that the commissioner for women’s affairs and social development, Dr Olubunmi Osadahun, who spearheaded and supervised the distribution of palliatives, was attacked by some unknown residents.

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APC leader allegedly attacks commissioner

Another report confirmed that the commissioner was allegedly hit with a chair on the head by a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the local government following an allegation that the exercise was shrouded in secrecy by government officials.

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According to The Nation, a viral video confirmed a heated exchange of blows between the commissioner and the APC chairman in Akoko North West Ward 1, one Olumide Awolumate, popularly called “Cuba”.

It was gathered that the commissioner was hit with the chair on her head during a fistfight with Cuba.

However, the commissioner was later rushed to the hospital nearby for treatment after sustaining a head injury.

This incident further escalated the fracas as loyalists of the commissioner retaliated by attacking and beating up Cuba.

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Fuel subsidy removal: Nigerian governor approves N10,000 monthly palliative for workers

Meanwhile, the Kwara state government has announced N10,000 monthly palliatives for civil servants.

The N10,000 monthly palliative is to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal and the economic impacts on the people.

This is coming weeks after the state government also reduced the number of days civil servants go to the office.

Source: Legit.ng

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