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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: OYES And School Feeding Programmes As Development Tools

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: OYES And School Feeding Programmes As Development Tools
  • PublishedOctober 12, 2018


I hereby write to congratulate the Osun Governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on his  election as in-coming Executive Governor of State and advocate that your Administration considers using the OYES and SCHOOL FEEDING Schemes as tools for economic development and growth of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of Osun State.

OYES, a laudable Project instituted by the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola led Administration has been termed a legacy in human capital development and has even gained international accolades while the School Feeding Project ensures that even impoverished children get one nourishing meal a day.

Evidently, both schemes seem to rely heavily on Government input as evidenced by the Osun State partnership with RLG Adulawo Technology City, Ilesha and Omoluabi Holdings in the realisation of Training for the last batch of OYES Trainees.

I wish to propose that both schemes be tied into a symbiotic relationship that will ensure growth in the Agricultural Sector, which is the mainstay of the State’s indigenous people. It will use a private sector driven OYES Scheme as an AGRICULTURAL PIVOT and the School Feeding Scheme as REGULAR and PERMANENT OFF TAKER. Such a connection will result in a lasting severance of the umbilical economic funding of such Projects by Government.

This kind of union will also guarantee a situation where the Government succeeds in growing two economies that run parallel but interface through policies, levies and fines.

I wish you a very successful tenure.

  • G. F. Ademiluyi (Mrs),

Surulere, Lagos.

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