As part of his contribution to the continued functioning of the party in the state, communications minister, Barr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu has donated two 18- seater buses to the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This is just as the former lawmaker and commissioner donated boreholes to communities in Agbowo Express, Olopometa Express, Aba Alfa in Olomi, Popoyemoja Molete, Aremo Lanase and Odo Oba, all in Ibadan, the state capital.
At the presentation which took place at the party secretariat, the minister, who is aspiring to be Oyo governor, said the gesture was in appreciation of the party that gave him the platform to be a minister and to the people that voted the party in 2015. Shittu, who was accompanied by supporters, explained further that the APC administration is a blessing to the country, adding that the government is already righting the wrongs of the past administration and will not fail Nigerians.
According to the minister, he would continue to use the resources available to make life better for the people, noting that the projects are being financed with his salaries and travelling allowances. He said that ”part of my plan is to sink 3 boreholes in each local governments in the state and initiate a farmer supports programme, which I believe will aid food productions and generate more income for farmers.
“This kind gesture is part of my avowed effort towards energising the party and positioning it in better stead in preparation for the nationwide general elections in 2019,” he added.
Promising to train 1,000 youth in ICT training, he added“ most of our graduates needs training on ICT to make them independent.
We are going to select one person each from all the wards in the state.” He, however, commended the leadership of the party and Governor Abiola Ajimobi for holding forth, promising to continue to support the party.
Responding, the state chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke commended the minister for the gesture, urging other political office holders in APC to emulate such gesture.”