Fifty youths from Oyo State were beneficiaries of Governor’s Seyi Makinde’s efforts to fight poverty in the State as the State, on Wednesday distributed 50 tricycles to empower the beneficiaries.
The event which held at the premises of the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ibadan witnessed a large turnout of beneficiaries of the distribution of the tricycles that was said to be the first batch.
Representing the governor at the event, the Permanent Secretary, Service Matters, Mrs Adewole Eyitayo said the gesture of the governor was in fulfillment of his campaign promises during the build up to the 2019 elections.
She said the program was targeted at reducing poverty induced by youths unemployment and it would cover a large number of beneficiaries across Oyo State.
“As a new administration that came on board less than three months ago, we have looked into ways of ensuring that we fulfill our promises to our people,parts of which include agriculture, education, security and social investment.
“This administration is committed to the development empowering the youths and those that are yet to benefit from the scheme should expect more life-improving programs from this government.
“I want to admonish you all to be law abiding and support our government, it is only with this that we can deliver the dividend of democracy to you as expected.
“To all the beneficiaries, make good use of this great opportunity, ensure that you are like the wise servants in the bible who made good use of their talents by ensuring that the talents were increased before the master came back.”