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By Dele Ogunyemi

… She advises the lucky beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items.

In a bid to reduce the level of poverty amongst the people of Ifo Local Government, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Chief (Mrs.) Kikelomo Aridunnu Delano has distributed empowerment items worth several millions of Naira to the people across the Council Area on Friday 29th December, 2023.

Empowerment items distributed at the colourful event held at the Council Secretariat, Ifo, included sewing machines for fashion designers, Hair dryers for Hair dressers, Caterers got Industrial Gas Cooker and Big Iron Pots.

Other items included Welding Machines for Welders; Drilling Machines for tilers; Head pans, Trowel, Shovel, plum and rope for bricklayers. Carpenters got hammers and crow bars; while Aluminum Fabricators got Cutting Machines and Mechanics were equipped with Tools Boxes.

Hon. Delano in her speech said the gesture was part of her campaign promises, saying that the effort is aimed at getting people of the Council Area out of poverty, be self-reliant and to make them employers of labour.

The Council boss however, noted that the selection of the beneficiaries cut across the eleven wards of the Local Government.

She also advised the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items given to them.

According to her, “it is only through judicious use of the items that they can maximize the benefits of the gesture while warning them that the items should not be sold”.

Some of the beneficiaries who were obviously joyful for the kind gestures of the Council boss, expressed their happiness on behalf of others and also commended the government for providing them with working tools and equipments.

Meanwhile, the youths of Ososun Ward 8 led by Mr. Adesina Adesuyi seized the opportunity of the occasion to present an award of Excellence to the Chairman for her outstanding performance in office.

Dignitaries at the event included the Vice Chairman, Hon. Oladapo Adebesin; the Leader of the Legislative Council, Hon. Olanrewaju Adeleye; Supervisors, Councillors, other Political Functionaries as well as Principal Career officers of the Local Government.

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