The Npower, school feeding and other poverty alleviation schemes of the Federal Government, have attracted an applaud from the traditional rulers from Akoko North East and Akoko South West council areas of Ondo state.
This commendation was when the Npower enrolees’ campaign team for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari visited select towns and palaces in Akoko, on Thursday, by the Monarchs.
The said campaign was put forth by the Special Adviser to the Info State Governor on Public and Inter-Governmental Relations Mrs Olubunmi Ademosu.
The people must continue to pray for government, adding that a government must be commended when it had done well, the traditional ruler of Ikare-Akoko, Oba Akadri Momoh said.
Nigerians would vote for Buhari, considering the many economic opportunities and jobs created through the various intervention programmes of his administration, Momoh emphatically stated.
“We will always support the government in what it is doing. We shall also be praying for them in all their endeavours,” he added.
The rate of unemployment in Nigeria could have been minimal, if past governments had initiated similar interventions, Oba Samuel Adedoyin, the Owale of Ikare Land said.
As a royal father, he was apolitical, but must not see a good thing and not commend it, he added.
“It is not about how much the money is, but how to manage small resources that you have.
“At least the Npower enrollees are all working. We thank the federal and state governments.
“We implore our youths not to misuse the opportunity given to them,” Oba Adedoyin added.
Oba Yusuf Adeleye, Olubaka of Oka Kingdom also joined the chorus in appreciating the President for all the social intervention schemes of his government.
The people of the community had seen the economic effects of the interventions, including the Npower, Trader Moni and school feeding programmes, in the community, Adeleye said.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was also appreciated by the monarch for the rehabilitation of the Oka Road which was previously in a terrible state of dilapidation.
“I thank the governor for the construction of Oka Road. It is a Federal Government road but the governor said it is his people that use the road.
“We now know that we have a government. Before the governor came, our roads were in poor state but he tackled them within his first year in office.
“Several of our schools have been repaired through SUBEB. He is doing what the people expect and we are happy with him.
“The cordial relationship between the state and federal government is bringing progress to the stats,” the monarch added.
Adeleye further expressed that the wealth of experience of the governor who have served the nation in various capacities could be clearly seen around the State.
He said “all the state government’s social services are good and I am happy for that.
“We are the government because without the cooperation of traditional rulers, no meaningful progress would be made in the communities.”
The Npower in the state, said that no fewer than 1, 000 beneficiaries of the programme came from Akoko South West alone, Ademosun, who also doubles as the focal person for the Npower in the state said, at the palace of Olubaka
The monarch should mobilise his subjects toward the realisation of the president’s re-election bid to ensure that the enrollees did not return to the street, she appealed.
The beneficiaries would also work to ensure that Buhari was re-elected because of their jobs, this she said as she concluded.