The lawmaker representing Ibadan North West/Southwest Federal constituency on Saturday empowered his constituents with different items worth over one hundred million naira, a gesture, he said was made to reduce poverty and unemployment within his constituency.
At a programme tagged “Odidi Omo Mega Empowerment 2021”, items, which include; Motorbikes, Hair Dryers, Sewing Machines, Deep Freezers and Grinding Machines were presented to over two thousand constituents to improve their lives economically.
Speaking in an interview, the lawmaker, Hon. Olajide explained that the programme was part of his efforts to change the political narratives and take his people from poverty to prosperity.
Hon. Olajide stated further that large number of youths in the constituency has been trained in poultry farming and were given the needed support to sustain the business upon completion.
He said he has also embarked on Youth Digital Training programme, with a promise to give them laptops and other gadgets needed to run the online business, which according to him will reduce the rate of internet fraud that is very rampant amongst the Nigerian youths of today.
The lawmaker maintained that the programme was a multiple mega rally, in conjunction with relevant federal government agencies, to ensure the purpose was actualized.
He explained that the beneficiaries were drawn from all areas within the constituency to ensure that no one is left out in the programme, irrespective of their political or religious affiliations.
Hon. Olajide added that the items will be returned to the constituency office where beneficiaries will be provided with collection tags that they will use to pick them at a later date.
He said this became imperative to prevent them from being attacked by hoodlums, who may want to rob them of the items on their way home.
Odidi Omo, who assured the people of his commitment to keep impacting their lives positively, through life changing programmes, appealed to the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the equipments and not selling them for mere monetary gains.
In his remarks, the chairman, People’s Democratic Party in the state, Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro commended the lawmaker for the initiative, calling on others to emulate the good gestures to ensure dividends of good governance get to all and sundry.
Adegbenro urged members and beneficiaries of the programme to embrace the party by supporting all it’s programmes for future electoral success.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for the good gesture, with a promise to make proper use of the items to add value to their lives.
The Ibadan born Fuji Maestro and father of the youngest lawmaker in Nigeria, Alhaji Taye Akande Adebisi was on the bandstand to entertain the guests.
Dignitaries at the event include; Baale of Ekotedo, Chief Taiwo Ayorinde, Baale of Oluyole, Chief Yemi Ogunyemi, Nollywood actors, political stalwarts and other well wishers.