Ekiti State Governor Empowers Over 150 Indigent Residents to Foster Self-Reliance

Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, continues his commitment to uplifting the lives of Ekiti residents by empowering over 150 indigent individuals through his transformative Ojuse Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji (OBAO) Initiative. The initiative, marking its first anniversary, aims to combat poverty and foster inclusivity in the state.

Represented by his Senior Special Assistant, Mrs. Sola Abe, Governor Oyebanji reiterated his dedication to fighting poverty and building a more equitable society during the event held in Ado Ekiti. Through the monthly empowerment program, 56 beneficiaries received support, ranging from students struggling with school fees to aspiring entrepreneurs in need of startup tools.

Abe emphasized the governor’s meticulous approach to evaluating requests, ensuring the authenticity of beneficiaries’ needs. She assured prospective beneficiaries that requests from previous months would be duly addressed in subsequent editions, urging patience due to the overwhelming response.

Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Taiwo Olatunbosun, urged beneficiaries to utilize the tools and equipment received effectively. He commended Governor Oyebanji’s unwavering commitment to assisting vulnerable members of society, emphasizing the initiative’s role in building a brighter future for Ekiti residents.

Director General of Community Communications, Mrs. Mary Oso-Omotoso, emphasized that the initiative, financed from the governor’s salary, was not a handout but an opportunity for development. The March edition saw a diverse group of beneficiaries, including students, artisans, and aspiring entrepreneurs, whose plights were addressed under the initiative.

 

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