Why I extended my empowerment programme to other senatorial districts - Amosun

Ogun Central Senator, Ibikunle Amosun and some of the items for his one week empowerment programme

Ogun Central Senator, Ibikunle Amosun and some of the items for his one week empowerment programme

By Adejoke Adeleye/ Abeokuta

Senator Ibikunle Amosun said he extended his empowerment programme beyond his senatorial district to compensate the people for their support for when he was the governor of the state of the state and his political activities over the years.

Amosu, who is now the Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, gave the explanation during the flag off of his one week mega empowerment programme held in Ake Palace, Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State on Monday.

Amosun distributed 2,000 units of grinding machines, 2,000 units of sewing machines, 500 units of laptop/desk top computers to students, 500 units of 5kva generators, 500 generators and 100 mini buses.

But in what appeared to be a shift from the norm, Amosun extended the empowerment items to people from Ogun West and Ogun East Senatorial Districts.

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Amosun said although he is currently representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, his supporters cut across his district.

“One novel thing about what we are are doing today is that we are not limiting this to just Ogun Central even though Ogun Central will have more because I represent Ogun Central, but I know we have our people as well in the East and West, though Ogun East and West have their own Senators and they have been giving their people things, but I’m doing this in the Central and I felt that I should extend that courtesy to our people in Ogun West and East.

“It is not only the people of Ogun Central that have been supporting me since, our people from Ogun West and East have also been supporting our cause and I feel they should also benefit from this empowerment programme.

“We are distributing 2,000 numbers of grinding machines, 2,000 numbers of sewing machines, 500 numbers of deep freezers, 500 5kva generators and 500 laptop and desktop computers for our students and we are distributing 100 buses to every ward”, Amosun said.

Amosun added that, he has distributed 68 transformers, 540 solar streetlights, 48 boreholes, 440 hospital beds and renovated blocks of classrooms as part of his constituency project.

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