Rep. Salam Laid To Rest Allegations On Rice Palliative To Constituent

The member representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo federal constituency of Osun state in the National Assembly, Representative Bamidele Salam, has laid to rest allegations that his office failed to deliver the rice palliative meant for his constituency.

Rep. Salam informed the general public, particularly those of his constituency, that such allegations which were propagated by some social media commentators are unfounded, malicious and reckless.

A statement by the Honourable member’s Media Unit which was signed by Lubem Gena stated that the ’perpetrators of the falsehood because they are known political online jobbers’ but decided to make clarifications for the benefit of genuine information seekers who may be misled by the false publications in reference:

“This office wishes to confirm there is a food palliative for each of the Federal constituencies in Nigeria as part of the 2023 supplementary budget of the Federal Government passed by the National Assembly.

“The programme is domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security as part of its core mandate.

“Information available to this office indicated that the Ministry awarded the supply of the food items to contractors about two weeks ago. We equally confirmed that the contractors and the Ministry are yet to conclude the necessary documentation before supplies can be effected.

“The Honourable member is in touch with the Ministry to confirm the time and location of delivery to effectively monitor the even distribution to the four local governments after the items are supplied by the contractor”.

According to the statement: “The food items distributed by the Hon member during the Christmas and New Year celebrations are his initiative and has nothing to do with the ones being handled by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security which is yet to be delivered.

“We thank everyone who has reached out to us to seek clarifications and wish you all a glorious 2024”.