By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
People from Igbede, a region of the local government of Oke-Ero, in the state of Kwara, saluted the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for donating his ten-month wages as palliatives to cushion the effect of a blockade caused by the disease COVID-19 in advice.
The people described the governor's action as phenomenal and unprecedented, praying that his government would take the place of the promised land.
The distribution of the palliative was initially hampered by the grudge among the traditional rulers of Odo-Owa wing 1, but by the timely intervention of the state government.
Speaking on behalf of his subjects, Onigbede de Igbede, the local government area of Oke-Ero in the state of Kwara, Oba Johnson Aina, said that no less than 165 people have benefited from the aid material, mainly a cash donation.
Oba Aina told the NATION that “I specifically wish to express a deep feeling of gratitude to the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for donating his 10-month wages to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent blockade by the state government.
I find the donation from government and philanthropy highly phenomenal and commendable. His 10-month wage giving action is unprecedented in the history of Kwara state.
On behalf of the Igbede clan in the local government of Oke-Ero, we thank the government, praying that its government will achieve the high idea it has defined as an agenda to make the state a better place to live.
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“A total of 165 people, including the elderly, widows and widowers, artisans and others, benefited from the palliative. The palliative was a relief and a very significant assistance for people.
“I also want to appreciate the Technical Committee led by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi. The Commissioner for Local Government and Chief Affairs also did very well in resolving the problems that occurred during the distribution of palliative care in the local government. I want to express my positive surprise at the diligence and cunning of the commissioner who, despite who, the tenderness of his age, was able to resolve the thorny issue of disagreement caused by the conflict between the Obas of Odo-Owa 1.
“I also want to appreciate the efforts of Etsu in Shonga, an area of the local government of Edu State, which personally intervened in the crisis arising from the sharing of money between the communities in Ward 1. of Odo-Owa. These interventions ended up culminating in sharing according to the communities that make up wing 1 of Odo-Owa. "