No fewer than 100 widows and physically-challenged persons has been empowered by Executive Secretary of Boluwaduro Local Government, Prince Hakeem Tokede, as part of his efforts to improve their standard of living and boost their trades.
The event, which held at the council secretariat, Otan-Ayegbaju, witnessed about 100 persons comprising of the elderly, widows and physically-challenged persons receiving the sum of N20,000 and food items.
In his speech, the council boss noted that besides fulfilling what he has promised to do if he has opportunity to serve his people, the endowment programme serves as cushion to reduce the burden of self-sustainership on the widows, elderly and the physically-challenged members of the council area.
The Executive Secretary also distributed farm implements to farmers in the council promising to extend the programme to more area across the local government.
Tokede, apart from the empowerment programme, also commissioned 5 boreholes erected for the people of the local government.
The gesture according to him was to ease residents of the local government areas of the stress of searching for water as we entered the dry season.
Calling on other political office holders to emulate the good gusture Tokede, urged the opposition party in the state as well as his party members to hold the responsibility of providing better society for the people.
The Executive Secretary who thanked Governor Rauf Aregbesola for giving him the opportunity to serve his people, said Osun state has witnessed unprecedented development under Aregbeola administation.
He charged the people of the local government on the need to pay taxes and other levies promptly saying “we shall not hesitate to play our roles as government if you fulfil your civic responsibilities”.
“I will charge you all to let us embrace peace at all time because no development can be achieved where there is rancor and acrimony,” he added
He however, advised the youths to be law abiding and shun all forms of vices as the local government election approaches.
The beneficiaries expressed gratitude to God and thanked Tokede for putting smiles on their faces.
Mrs Anike Dad, a resident of Otan-Ayegbaju community, thanked the council boss for extending a helping hand to the downtrodden.