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Osun govt denies receiving 1,500 bags of rice for CAN

Osun governor Ademola Adeleke

Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun

Osun state government has described claims that it received 1,500 bags of rice from the Federal Government for distribution to the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as false.

Osun Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi made the denial in a statement issued on Saturday.

Describing the report as false without any foundation in truth, the Commissioner said the Federal Government has not sent any rice palliatives to the state since the batch sent last year which was shared to the public through a committee of public associations and groups.

“The Committee that shared the last rice package had the CAN Chairman and others as members and there is no way any consignment will reach the state without the committee being informed and engaged in the distribution, the Commissioner noted.

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The Commissioner therefore challenged operatives of the All Progressive Congress (APC) which it accused of spreading the fake news to substantiate the allegation.

He also cautioned broadcast organizations to desist from providing platforms for those marketing fake news.

“We further call on members of the public to ignore the purveyors of such lies as this administration is committed to accountability and transparency in state governance,” the statement concluded.

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