Ogbomoso First Community Initiatives, O’First, a socio-cultural organization in Ogbomoso has distributed 50 Million naira worth of economic empowerment tools to indigent residents, widows and artisans in Ogbomoso.
In their unrelenting efforts to improve the standard of living of the people of Ogbomoso zone and eradicate poverty in the society.
The equipment which includes clippers, motorcycles, grinding machines, electric sewing machines, hair dryer, others were hand over to beneficiaries at the O’first Group center in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
Speaking at the event, the President of the group, Sir Olusegun Adekunle stated that the gesture is in line with the group’s commitment to giving back to the community and advancing the interests of Ogbomoso land.
He added that the idea is to assist younger people, widows, artisans with equipment and other materials needed to start their business to live meaningfully because the idle hand is devil’s workshop.
Adekunle, therefore, enjoined the beneficiaries to make good use of the equipment and urged them not to sell it. He stated that the group spent a sum of 50 million naira to purchase the equipment and has set up a monitoring committee that will see that the initiative brings results.
Also speaking at the event, Otunba Adebayo Babatunde, the immediate past president of the group explained that the gesture is to improve people’s lives through job creation and human development.
In his goodwill message at the event, Engr. Open Salawu commended the sons and daughter of the soil, who believes in teaching people how to fish instead of always giving them fish. He urged the beneficiaries to use the equipment for the purpose they are meant.
He further stated that Ogbomoso matters is essential to him and that helping others is essential for societal development.
Dignatries at the event includes the Aresapa of Iresaapa, Bishop Moradeyo of MethodistOne of the beneficiaries, Adeyemi Folasade, a widow said the grinding machine would be an additional source of income to cater for her and her children,
One of the beneficiaries, Adeyemi Folasade, a widow said the grinding machine would be an additional source of income to cater for her and her children,