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Oyo, Lagos Get Highest COVID-19 Grains Allocation

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Oyo State has been allocated 5,802,553 kilogrammes of assorted staple foods from the National Strategic Grain Reserve as part of palliative measures for the management of COVID-19.

This makes Oyo the second highest recipient after Lagos state, which got 7,517,040.28 kilogrammes of food and ahead of Ondo and Ekiti states with 4,087,084.41 and 2,744,643.24 kilogrammes respectively.

With an estimated population of 5,580, 894 and 50.8% poverty index, 2,835,094 persons in Oyo state meet the criteria for urgent assistance to weather the impact of COVID-19.



The 472,516 households in the state, made up of average of six persons, were allocated 2,901,276.50 kilogrammes of maize, 1,450,638.25 of sorghum and 1,450,638.25 of garri to tide the population over during the lockdown put in place to slow the spread of the virus.

Lagos state got 3,758,520.14 kilogrammes of maize, 1,879,260.07 kilogrammes of sorghum and 1,879,260.07 of garri to account for the total of 7,517,040.28 kilogrammes of foodstuff. Ondo state was allocated 2,043,542.21 kilogrammes of maize, 1,021,771.10 kilogrammes of sorghum and 1,021,771.10 while Ekiti state received 1,372,321.62 kilogrammes of maize, 686,160.81 kilogrammes of sorghum and 686,160.81 of garri.

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