A member of the Osun State House of Assembly, representing Obokun State Constituency, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has distributed farm inputs and other empowerment materials to farmers and some other residents of his constituency.
About 125 farmers, 65 widows, 83 senior citizens and 486 vulnerable individuals benefited from the empowerment initiatives.
Some of the materials distributed were herbicides, cutlasses, farm sprayers, as well as cash gifts and clothes to widows and elderly women amongst several others.
Oyintiloye said the distribution of the materials was part of his gesture to give back to the society and empower his constituents, particularly in the agricultural sector.
He said, the idea behind the distribution of the farm inputs was in line with the government decision to encourage agriculture, saying, “my constituency is made up of agrarian communities and 75 per cent of the residents are farmers”.
“This distribution is as a result of baseline studies of the needs of the people in my constituency, materials are not just being distributed, they were chosen after due consultation, which reiterated my belief that the appropriate empowerment materials for my people are agricultural inputs”.
“I am convinced that these materials, with the various supports from the state government would assist farmers in this constituency to increase their yields”, he said.
Oyintiloye then hinted that though, the economy is faced with challenges, but he has resolved to continue to make impacts in the lives of the people in line with the mandate given to him.
He then assured those that are yet to benefit from the gesture not to be discouraged, saying that he would soon roll out similar empowerment programmes for them.