Oyo state Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has expressed delight at a federal lawmaker under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives in Oyo State, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller for empowering about 120 graduate farmers in the state with over N50 million .
Hon. Peller representing Iseyi/Kajola/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa federal constituency of Oyo State, said the N50 million grant was part of of efforts to improve the economic well being of the people of his constituency.
Rt. Hon. Ogundoyin in a tweet on Sunday, said Hon. Peller has always been consistent in good deeds even before politics.
“This benevolent act will no doubt revive youth farmers’ hope for prosperity. On behalf of Oyo youths, I say thank you ‘egbon’,” he tweeted.
According to report, the lucky farmers who were selected from four local government areas of Oyo State (Iseyi/Kajola/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa federal constituency) were to be paid the sum of N80,000 each for every six weeks for upward of one year to assist the beneficiaries in this year’s farming season.
Besides, about 50 people who were into small scale businesses received various items such as generating sets, hair and beauty equipments, grinding machines, and barbing accessories, among others, as part of the economic empowerment programme of the lawmaker to boost businesses and enhance the peoples’ economic power.
The reps member, who hosted a mammoth crowd of guests at Iseyin Multipurpose Hall, yesterday, at the inaugural town hall meeting to keep the people abreast of his activities at the red chamber, said the economic empowerment programme was in fulfilment of his campaign promises to the people of his constituency.