Michael Olanrewaju, Ilorin.
HoR member, Abdulraheem Olatunji Olawuyi (Ajuloopin) empowered 66 members of his constituency with working tools to boost their living standard on Saturday
Distributing the items, Olawuyi, who represents Ekiti/ Irepodun/ Isin/ Oke-Ero Federal Constituency disclosed that the working tools are those duely approved and supplied as part of the constituency project towards empowering the constituents.
The items distributed at the constituency office in Omu-Aran included 42 grinding machines, 12 tailoring machines and 12 electricity generating set.
Also honoured and included as beneficiaries are the families of the five All Progressive Congress (APC) members in Irepodun Local Government who lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident a year ago.
According to Olawuyi, the items are those ones we recovered, through his research findings, that were approved for the constituency earlier before he assumed office few months ago.
According to Olawuyi, “A lot of negative things have happened to many of such items in the past but it is not our style and will only amount to a waste of time and energy to start asking questions now.
“We feel that the ones we were able to lay our hands on should be genuinely and evenly distributed to deserving beneficiaries without further delay.
“I want to appeal to today’s beneficiaries that these items are not to be sold but should ensure that they are judiciously use for their intended objectives.
“It is our belief that with the little income from the management of these tools each and every beneficiaries will be able to cater for their personal and family needs.”
Hon. Felix Omotayo Awodiji, a member of the Kwara State House of Assembly, representing Irepodun constituency, in a good-will message, praised Olawuyi for his foresight and ensuring good governance by making dividends of democracy to get to the grassroot.
He also appealed to the beneficiaries to ensure that the items are used for their intended purpose.
Mrs Fatimoh Yunus and Mr Akeem Adebayo, both beneficiaries, thanked the donor for his magnanimity, describing the gesture as timely and beneficial.
Earlier, Olawuyi had in the morning paid an unscheduled visit to Omu-Aran central market where he assured the traders of adequate support towardsn enhancing their commercial and trading activities.
“We will not relent in our responsibility of ensuring even distribution of the dividends of democracy to every sectors in our constituency, the traders inclusive” he said.
He described the traders as an integral part of the socio-economic development of any locality, promising that their welfare would be prioritised..
The lawmaker, who donated various undisclosed amount to some of the traders inside the market, praised them for their commitment and patrotism during the last general elections.
Responding, Mrs Mogbonjubola Awoniyi, the Iyaloja (Market Leader) in Irepodun Local Government Area, described the visit as heartwarming and the of its kind by any Federal lawmaker.