From Lateef Dada, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Thursday said he was not detected by the outcome of the election and nothing would stop him from fulfilling the promise he made to the people of the state.
He stated this in Osogbo while flagging off the 16th edition of the monthly distribution of food support scheme for the vulnerable citizens in the state.
Oyetola reiterated his commitment to ensuring the continuation of the scheme as long as he remains the governor of the state.
He disclosed that half a million households and vulnerable citizens and their dependents had benefitted since the inception of the programme last year April.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji at the distribution of food for 30,000 households, Oyetola said his administration is irrevocably committed to ensuring the continuity of the initiative.
Governor Oyetola emphasized the determination of the administration to revolutionalize the economy, saying there are verifiable records of the fact that the administration has indelibly made its imprints in the sand of time towards the enthronement and sustainability of good governance in all the strata of the economy and human endeavours.
He maintained that the administration was not in any way deterred by the outcome of the election as the implementation of the initiative was in fulfilment of the promises to make life meaningful and worthwhile for the citizens.
“Election or no election can’t hinder the continuity of this programme and many others and the effect of the commitment is what you are seeing today.
“As of today, we are still in a government and as long as we are in government, we shall continue to champion the cause of the masses of our people in line with the mandate. We must among other things ensure their welfare and security.
“We are in government and we shall continue to provide this welfare scheme. We have impacted about half a million households directly since the commencement. We are aware that agriculture is the mainstay of our economy. That is why we have been encouraging our youths to participate in agriculture and go back to the farm.
“We have a responsibility to encourage them to do so. And those that are participating in the supply of this month’s food items are more than 24 groups of young, dynamic and hardworking local entrepreneurs,” he added.