AMIDST recession, one of the reputable Oyo lawmakers, Hon. Olawumi Oladeji representing Ogbomoso North State Constituency has rekindled the hope of her constituents in the just concluded multimillionaire empowerment programme held at Masifa DC Primary School, Orita Naira, Ogbomoso, Saturday.
Items distributed at the empowerment programme are: Deep freezer (16), sewing machine (31), industrial sewing machine (7), generators (20), grinding machine (25), clipper (60), umbrella (48), camera (5) , vulcanizer pumping machine (4).
Others include, N1.5 million cash empowerment, cylinder cooking gas (10), 2000 exercise books (40 leaves), 1500 higher education (80 leaves), 500 cartons of chalk, cooler (25) and 10 mechanical tools.
In her welcome address, Hon. Oladeji noted that she had earlier organised other mini- empowerment activities in the past for her constituents , ” We give financial supports to some of our women, youths, elders and the generality of our party members and the constituents.
“This, we would not stop and we shall continue to give our best towards empowering our people to live a better life. It is good to also mention that two motorized boreholes are being constructed at Ojude Baale Masifa and Taraa Area of our dear constituency.
“This is coming in batches as we shall embark on more once these are completed and within the resources at our disposal”, she assured.
The lawmaker recalled that the 8th Assembly started on a very positive note by hitting the ground running by providing enabling laws that ensured the smooth running of the state in a recession ravaged period. “We endured sleepless nights to ensure that Ministries, Agencies and Departments were reduced as requested by the executive and motivated by our conviction that it was a step in the right direction”.
Commending the State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, the Chairperson, House Committee on Women Affairs and Community Development, Oladeji specifically emphasised, “all these we have been able to embark upon are not products of any constituency allowance as we have not been given such but I must commend the ingenuity and leadership acumen of our amiable governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, who, in spite of the enormous economic challenges is able to support our determination and efforts at seeing that today’s programme sees the light of the day.
“Today we are giving out items and cash which cannot go round everybody but let me say that this is not the end, those who do not get today, may get tomorrow”, she added.
Recounting her achievements, the lawmaker gave account of her core responsibilities of law making within the past two years of the present administration which include sponsoring of the following bills: Real Properties Protection Bill, 2016, A bill for a law to Protect Persons with Disabilities, 2016 and Violence Against Women Law, 2016.
In a related development, she has also moved several motions, notably on LAUTECH, steps that has assisted in resolving the lingering imbroglio rocking the citadel of learning, which include : Reviewing the Joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Urgent need to avert another indefinite industrial action at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso among others.
The lawmaker expressed sincere gratitude to former Governor Alao-Akala for providing a clear – cut agenda that ensured the party’s victory at different stages of the last general elections.
Speaking at the event, the former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala described the lawmaker, Oladeji as a grassroot politician who has the interest of the masses at heart. “It is either she moves up or repeat the class’ in the forthcoming 2019 elections”, he said.
The former governor maintained that since she got elected, Oladeji has never derailed from her genuine commitment and passion towards Ogbomoso, urging the people of the ancient town to continuously support her.
In addition, he said within the 2 years of her representation, she has contributed positively to the development of her constituency and by extension, Oyo State. For Akala, the lawmaker has done well.
In a similar sense, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Michael Adeyemo who was represented by his Deputy, Hon Musah AbdulWasi spoke glowingly of the donor for her quality representation. He, however used the gathering to solicit support and cooperation for the lawmaker.
In their separate remarks, some members of the State House of Assembly lauded the lawmaker for her passion, love and initiative aims at improving the quality lives for everyone in her constituency .
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