Lockdown: HOR. Aspirant, Bolaji Oyesile Donates Cash Palliative To Constituents

The Former Ogun State House of Representative aspirant under APC representing Odeda/Abeokuta North/Owode Federal Constituency and a philanthropist per Excellence, Hon. Bolaji Oloyede Oyesile also known as BJ,on Thursday began the disbursement of a cash donation to 5 persons in each wards of 26 wards to his constituents as part of efforts to cushion the effect of the ravaging global pandemic, “Covid-19” on the people.

Hon. Oyesile told the journalists in Canada through telephone interview that the donation was part of his efforts to support the vulnerable within Odeda Local government and Abeokuta North local government residents at this trying period of Coronavirus pandemic.

He said that his aim was to provide succour to the vulnerable ones in order to see them through any hardship that might be caused by the government’s directive of stay-at-home.

Hon Bolaji, who is Currently in Canada said “my men will reach them with the little we have to complement the efforts of the Ogun State Government and others,’’ he said

“The disbursement is targeted at around 130 selected members of my constituency, starting from Odeda Local government to Abeokuta north local government using the ward to ward and house to house approach to ensure the social distancing order is obeyed”, he said

According to Hon Oyesile, “the recipients comprise mostly the elderly, women, non Indigenes, religious leaders and physically challenged”.

He said that his main targets were the widows, aged people and residents who come from rural areas to the market daily in search of their livelihood.

According to him, some people cannot eat daily without coming to do menial jobs in the market, the support package will help them to survive the hardships created by this lockdown.

“We have about 10 wards here in Odeda and 16 wards in Abeokuta North there are some people living in these communities that unless they go to work daily they can’t feed themselves.

“Our targets are widows, and aged men and women who depend on their relatives to survive.

“I am appealing to philanthropists in Ogun state and elected office holders to assist our people at this stay-at-home period to alleviate the sufferings they might be experiencing now.

“This is the time to rise up and save residents of ogun in your little way; our people are not used to this stay-at-home, but it is circumstances beyond their control,” he said.

Hon. BJ urged the residents to abide by all the regulations put down by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Federal Government in order to get rid of the virus.

According to him, it is a total compliance to all the directives by both the Federal Government and the Ogun State that can save us from COVID-19 pandemic.

“The only way to curb this pandemic is to stay at home and follow the governments’ instructions.

“Many countries that have got rid of COVID-19 had to follow those instructions that we are following now, that is why I want my good people of Odeda and Abeokuta North to do likewise,” Oyesile said.

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