The Member representing Osogbo Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Olubukola Oyewo has begun distribution of food items as Ramadan gifts to members of his Constituency.
The gesture, according to One of the party leaders at the flag off of the distribution, who preferred anonymity said,” The food items are targeted at further cushioning the biting effects of COVID19 occasioned by the lockdown directives by the State government.
“The distribution of the food items started few days ago throughout the four local governments of Osogbo Federal Constituency namely; Osogbo, Olorunda, Irepodun and Orolu Local Councils.
Speaking further, he recalled that the gesture had commenced as soon as the state government declared lockdown as part of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID19 pandemic across the state of Osun.
While speaking to AFAM News, one of the aide to the lawmaker said, “The food distribution which is targeted at giving succor and palliatives to the most vulnerable people across his federal constituency as well as mitigating the hardship on the people across Osogbo Federal constituency during these trying times.”
He said the current phase of the food distribution exercise aimed at supporting them as the entire Muslim Ummah began Ramadan exercise for this year, noting that the gesture by the law-maker would serve as a gift for the season as well as further cushioning the effect of the lockdown.
He is of the opinion that the regular distribution of food items would further underscore Oyewo’s commitment to the welfare and well-being of his constituents especially during this Holy month of Ramadan.
He assured that as many people as possible would be reached out to, including vulnerable persons, irrespective of political affiliations or religious differences.
It would be recalled that Hon Bukola Oyewo alongside his colleagues in the Green Chamber (House of Representatives) had donated their salaries for the months of March and April to the Federal Government as their contribution towards the fight against the COVID19 pandemic which crept into the shores of Nigeria in February this year.