The Federal Government of Nigeria has described the Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, as a dependable partner in national development projects, especially when it comes to combating poverty in the country.
The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, made this disclosure on Tuesday during the flag-off of Cash Grant to Osun Rural Women, by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in collaboration with the government of the State of Osun.
Hajiya Faruk, who was represented by the Director for Finance and Administration of the Ministry, Dr. Matthew Dada, in acknowledging the contributions of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to the battle against poverty in the country, said: “Indeed, President Buhari has a dependable partner with demonstrable and enviable leadership qualities of selflessness and doggedness, especially when it comes to improving the lives of the poor and vulnerable.
“With the complementary effort of the Governor and other stakeholders, the target beneficiaries and many more Nigerians in the State will be on their way out of poverty to prosperity and we will, as a country, remain on the track of lifting 100 million out of poverty by 2030”, Hajiya Faruk stated.
The scheme provided 3 ,270 rural women including five percent women living with disabilities, with a grant of Twenty Thousand Naira (N 20,000) each, as economic support.