The aged and elderly both men and women in Ilesa West Local government and Ilesa West Central LCDA were today appreciated by the Supervisor, Ministry of Works & Transport, State of Osun Engr. Remi Omowaiye as he empowered 100 APC party faithful through the IleriOluwa Elderly Support Scheme.
In his words at the event, “Today’s exercise is not the first time i am empowering our senior citizens, i have been giving back to the people consistently in the last three years, and thank God I am not doing this because election is approaching, it is just my little way of showing appreciation to those who stood solidly with us during the last general elections and i can assure you this will be a continuous programme, I shall also do more for our youths, women, traders and artisans, this will be followed by a free health mission for all electorates in our local government”, Omowaiye confirmed.
The Ijesa born Engineer turned politician also eulogized the governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola for his ingenuity and administrative prowess in the last nine months, his various intervention in health, education, road infrastructure, agriculture and security. The former Commissioner for Innovation, Science & Technology also used the occasion to solicit prayers for the current administration in the state and a successful tenure for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as minister of interior under President Muhammadu Buhari. Omowaiye also thanked Oyetola for believing in him, he equally thanked Senator Fatai Buhari of Oyo North Senatorial district and the immediate past minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole for their pledge and commitment to support the scheme subsequently.
In the selection of the beneficiaries for the scheme, names were collated from all the ten wards in the local government including returning members from the ADP, SDP stalwarts who formed collation with the APC during the governorship supplementary election last year. The beneficiaries, mostly above sixty years of age were seen and heard showering prayers and encomium on their benefactor. Each of the beneficiaries went home with cash, food items, clothing materials and cooking utensils.