Fagbemi Empowers Traders, Residents Of Ibadan Northwest With over #5M Cash, Distributes Ramadan Items To Thousands of Residents, Lauds Makinde’s Sterling Performance
………You’re Loyal Party Chieftain, Agreement With Southwest LG Noble, Novel – Residents, Followers
…….Returns Over N500,000 Ward One Party Excos Contributed To Procure Forms
From Ogundele Olanrewaju
In a bid to boost the capital base of traders in Ibadan Northwest Local Government, Executive Chairman of Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Mogaji Akin Fagbemi on Saturday empowered over five hundred small scale business owners within his Ibadan Northwest local government.
Speaking at the event held at Ebenezer Primary School, Salvation Army, Ambassador Fagbemi, a front line aspirant who was asked by the party leaders and elders in the state to withdraw from Ibadan Northwest / Southwest federal constituency race after he ensured leaders of both local governments signed a written agreement that the House of Representatives seat be rotated between the two councils.
He maintained that petty trading remains a critical sector of the state economy, adding that petty trading is a key contributor to the success and sustenance of the informal sector. He extolled the sterling performance of His Excellency, Governor Seyi who he said gave him the opportunity and the platform in his government to serve the good people of Oyo State. He thanked the Governor for his support which has enabled him to transform and reposition OYRTMA from what the agency used to be in the past.
Fagbemi who was represented by his Personal Assistant at the event stated that all the beneficiaries of the scheme were selected from each of the 11 wards across the local government except ward one where Fagbemi hails from. He explained that the exclusion of ward one from today’s event will enable Fagbemi to personally host them saying that all the ward one leaders contributed over N500,000 to purchase the House of Representatives expression and Nomination forms before he was asked to withdraw from the race and promised to give them more financial support to express his profound gratitude to them.
According to him, “I urge the beneficiaries to maximize the cash support they got today to capitalize it on their existing petty trade and to boost wealth creation in our local government which is the business hub in Ibadan.
He noted that the this scheme is in tandem with the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration and his commitment to improving the general well being of the people.
He however, pointed out that the scheme is not restricted to members or supporters of his ‘Aseyori Movement’ and PDP alone”, adding that “it is open to all the people residing in Ibadan Northwest local government”. He added that a date for Ibadan Southwest empowerment will be fixed. He appealed to residents of Ibadan Northwest to vote massively for Governor Seyi Makinde and all PDP candidates in the 2023 general elections.
Aside the empowerment scheme, Ambassador Akin Fagbemi also distributed raw food items to over one thousand residents of Ibadan Northwest.
In their remarks, some of the beneficiaries (names) who benefited from the empowerment and Ramadan items commended Akin Fagbemi for the initiatives, especially for his local government.
The said: “W want to commend Ibadan Pride, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi for taking this beneficial steps which are aimed at moving our local government forward. He is generous and a man of the people.
“Out of his compassion, he has taken this bold step. I want to urge the beneficiaries to use this empowerment scheme for useful purposes. This idea is to assist the beneficiaries improve their condition.
” Although we were not happy with the decision of the party leadership that he should withdrew from the House of Representatives race because it is our turn to produce the candidate of the PDP for the constituency. But we appreciate him for the noble and novel landmark agreement he made leaders of the two local governments to sign that the seat will be rotated between Northwest and Southwest.
“He has demonstrated that he is a loyal party chieftain and a leader by all standard. He is a peace loving man. He has advised us to vote massively for all PDP candidates and we have assured him that we won’t do otherwise. He is the only leader in Northwest who has grassroot appeal.”