The Onigbeti of Igbetiland, Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi, Ofasegbejo III, has urged the Federal Government to develop the mineral resources in his domain, including different types of marble, for the progress of the community and the country.
Oba Oyebisi said this while receiving the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at his palace in Oyo State.
The monarch also praised the Social Investment Programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, describing it as a people-oriented intervention programme.
The Vice President was in Oyo State for the continuation of the “family chats”.
Osinbajo replied that: “The TraderMoni is to empower the small, small traders, it is not for big business. Those in big businesses have their own, which is called the MarketMoni. We want to reach every village so that the people here will also benefit from this government; all of us will be going up, up, up.”
He said the Federal Government will continue to encourage hard work by assisting artisans with money to enhance their businesses.
He added: “Even those who are not graduates, but can read and write will be given a stipend monthly like those in the N-Power programme.”