Beneficiaries of the second round of palliatives distributed to cushion the effect of the stay at home order necessitated by the Coronavirus pandemic were on Wednesday full of excitement and gratitude to the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
This second round of palliative distribution is the efforts of the 21 man Food and Relief Materials committee which was inaugurated by the Governor about a month ago.
Three local governments: Odo-Otin, Ilesa and Ede North as well as their Local Council Development Authorities were used to kickstart the distribution.
Food Items distributed to the most vulnerable whose list had already been compiled in Odo-Otin axis through points in Faji, Opete, Eekosin, Ekusa, Okua, Oyan and Ijabe include: rice, beans, gaari, semovita, eggs among others.
From Faji, to Ekusa, Okua, Eekosin and others the story was the same, most of the beneficiaries who are aged men and women were all full of praise for the Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye-led Committee.
A beneficiary, Mrs Mujidat Yusuf of Semiola compound in Odò-Otin Central local government who was obviously elated said the food items given to her will at least take her and her kids for the next one week or more.
While describing Governor Oyetola as a kind leader, she said the kind gesture of the Relief Committee will go a along way in easing the hardship she and her children have been passing through.
According to her, “This will go a long way in cushioning the effect that this lockdown has caused, my kids will be very happy today because they are going to eat something good”. She stated.
In his own reaction, Mr Ibrahim Ojo of Eesa compound in Inisa who was visibly joyous commended the orderly manner in which the palliative was distributed, noting that they were not made to pass through any stress before they got the food items.
“I am particularly happy that the Relief Committee adopted very easy means for us to get this food items, as you can see, things are going on very smoothly and we are happy about it. May God bless Mr Governor for us, we are so happy and thankful to God that we have a man like Oyetola as governor at this time”.
Mrs Janet Oyedele who is from Balogun compound in Okuku was almost close to tears while praying for the Governor, stressing that she was close to tears.
“You can see that I am almost crying, this Governor we have at this time of Coronavirus is God-sent and I see him like an angel. I must be honest with you, my grandchildren are at home right now and they are very hungry but Oyetola has brought food for them”. She noted.
Pa Atilola Kayode of Oloko compound in Okuku explained that he is particularly happy that he was not made to pass through any stress before getting the palliative, explaining that there was no way he could have been able to struggle to get it as an old man if things had not been done in an orderly manner.
From Aruoye compound in Inisa, Mrs Adisatu Adejumo who said she first thought she would not be able to get anything because of the fear that the items will be shared based on political party affair explained that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has demonstrated exemplary leadership style.
“I am so happy that this food items were not shared with party affiliation because it will mean that somebody like me would not get anything since I am not a member of any political party. But I have been given, I thank God and I thank Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the Food Committee. She stated.
Mrs Amudat Wahab from Ijabe said she had never seen any Governor with so much love and compassion for his people as being demonstrated by Mr Adegboyega Oyetola.
She explained that the stay at home order is for the good of the people and the Governor has also deemed it necessary to give food items to the people to ease pain as result of the lockdown stressing that only a caring person would do what is being done for the people.