Governor Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, announced that his government would give N500 million to the poorest of the poor.
He made the promise when he received members of the organised labour led by Odion Olaye, Edo State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), during a protest in Benin City.
He also directed the labour unions to decline the palliative proposed by the President Tinubu-led administration.
The so-called money for the palliatives should be given to the local government areas to take care of people.
“So, we must stop this palliative fraud from the Federal Government. I want to call on labour to reject this palliative, let them give the local government areas the money to give the people because the government that is closest to the people is the local government. Federal Government has no business buying grains or palliative across the 774 local government areas in Nigeria,” Obaseki said.