Ogun State Deputy Governor Assures Citizens Amid Economic Hardship

Noimot Salako-Oyedele, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, has acknowledged the economic challenges facing Nigerians due to rising inflation and the soaring prices of essential commodities. Speaking during the Salako Annual Family Ramadan Lecture/Tafsir themed “Principles of Community Development: The Islamic Perspectives,” held at the Ota Recreation Club in Ota, she reassured citizens that the government is committed to alleviating their plight and providing relief.

Salako-Oyedele emphasized the government’s responsibility to address the current economic realities and offer support to the people. She highlighted initiatives aimed at providing assistance, including the distribution of food items to mosques throughout the state during Ramadan as part of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration’s efforts to promote the well-being of citizens.

Furthermore, the deputy governor outlined various relief measures implemented by the government, such as the payment of N50,000 to students in tertiary institutions, N10,000 to parents of primary and secondary school pupils, and ongoing N10,000 palliatives for state workers.

Expressing gratitude to those who contributed to the success of the program, Salako-Oyedele underscored the importance of spiritual guidance during Ramadan and the propagation of Islamic principles. She encouraged Muslim faithful to observe the holy month with steadfastness and prayed for the acceptance of their supplications by the Almighty.

Senator Kamaldeen Odunsi emphasized the importance of unity in Aworiland, urging people not to let politics divide them and advocating for employment opportunities for unemployed youths in Ota and Ogun West.

The event also saw the participation of dignitaries such as Dr. Lawal Olohungbebe, Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Community Development, and Abdulganiu Bankole, Chairman of the League of Imam and Alfas Awori Chapter, among others.


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