A member representing Obokun State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has distributed farm inputs and several empowerment materials to farmers and other residents of his constituency.
About one 1,000 constituents including, 125 farmers, 65 widows, 83 senior citizens and 486 vulnerable individuals benefited from the empowerment initiative.
Some of the materials distributed were herbicides, cutlasses, farm sprayers as well as cash gifts and clothes to widows and elderly women, among others.
Oyintiloye, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, said the distribution of the materials was part of his initiatives aimed at giving back to the society and empower his constituents, particularly in the area of agriculture.
He said the gesture was in line with government’s decision to encourage agriculture. He said: “My constituency is made up of agrarian communities and 75 per cent of the residents are farmers.
“The distribution of farm implements was as a result of baseline studies of the needs of the people in my constituency. Materials are not just being distributed, they were chosen after due consultations. I was conviced that the appropriate empowerment materials for my people are agricultural inputs.
“I am sure that the materials, with the various supports from the state government, would assist farmers in this constituency to increase their yields.”
Oyintiloye revealed that though the country’s economy was experiencing some challenges, he has resolved to continue to impact on the lives of the people in line with the mandate given to him.
He assured those that were yet to benefit from the gesture not to be discouraged, saying that he would soon roll out similar empowerment programme for them.