Osun State to give out N10,000 monthly allowance for the elderly
The Osun State Government has approved a N10,000 monthly allowance for the elderly, under its social security scheme tagged: “Agba Osun”.
The Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Special Needs, Mr. Biyi Odunlade, told reporters yesterday that 1,343 of the1,602 beneficiaries have received their first two allowances.
He said the remaining are yet to show up for the payment.
Odunlade said the state government carried out a population survey of elderly persons between February 27 and March 10 to identify those who need medical attention.
He said at the end of the survey, 114,814 elderly persons were identified in the 30 local governments.
Odunlade said the government would establish a rehabilitation and transit camp for the destitute and the mentally ill.
He said the Aregbesola administration has appointed six physically-challenged persons into political positions and given jobs to another six in the civil service.
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