Yemisi Ajayi, Ibadan
The people of Oyo State have been assured of eradication of hunger and starvation as government pledged to give out free food items every three months.
The governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi gave the assurance on Thursday in Ibadan at the continuation of the third phase of the Ajumose Food Bank initiative.
About 3000 women have drawn from the food bank since the start of the third phase
The governor assured the citizenry of the government’s commitment to guarantee their welfare and the continued growth of the state in face of dwindling revenue allocation and economic recession currently experienced in the country.
The wife of the governor said that food items would be distributed across the 33 local government areas of the state by September.
“This will see us travelling the length and breadth of the state, across the 33 local governments distributing raw food items to randomly selected beneficiaries and widows.
“It is our hope that this token that we are giving here today, will contribute significantly in mitigating the harshness of the current economic situation we findourselves today,” she said.
Mrs Ajimobi pledged her support to the widows and promised to sponsor the secondary school education of 10 children from the widow group.
She re-assured the people that the Ajimobi led administration was concerned with the effect of the current economic situation on the people of the state.
While responding, the wife of the chairman of the Ibadan South-Wast local government, Mrs Abiola Folarin commended Ajimobi for initiating Ajumose Food Bank project that will alleviate hunger and starvation from the communities.
She applauded her for her various programmes which include poverty alleviation, women empowerment and women clinic.
Some of the women that benefited from the project commended the wife of the governor for her generousity and kindness, especially in alleviating the plights of the people of the state.