High rate of Poverty:Ogunleye bemoans lack of ‘payback’ by politicians


…As Hon Ibrahim gives N20 million package to his Ifo/Ewekoro Constituency.

Towulade of Akinale,in Ifo local government area of Ogun state,Oba Olufemi Ogunleye,has attributed the high rate of poverty in the country to absence of ‘Pay-back’ program by politicians elected into public positions in the country.
As a result he called for a paradigm shift in the condition precedent to supporting candidates for future elections.
Oba Ogunleye, remarked that the slow pace at which poverty is being challenged in Nigeria is an indictment on the wealthy Nigerians, among who are politicians elected to represent their various constituencies in both the National and State Assemblies, for failing to ‘pay back’.
The reckoning time, he said, is now when all politicians who rode at the back of the populace to their positions of fame should account for their contributions to the development of their constituencies as well as empowerment of the people to take them out of poverty base. As their average performance is deficient, Oba Ogunleye explained, future electable politicians should sign undertakings with their electorates, for care of their constituencies while in positions, as condition precedent to their being sponsored for elections.
Oba Ogunleye made this remarks at a Town Hall meeting in Itori, weekend, where Hon Isiaka Ibrahim, representing Ewekoro/Ifo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abuja, presented various items and money, totaling N20 million (Twenty million Naira) for various development program and empowerment of the people of his constituency as his ‘pay-back’.
Hon Ibrahim who gave a sum of N1.5 million for distribution to petty traders in Ifo and Ewekoro local government, released N2.5 million to community development committees in the constituency. He also gave youths and sundry entrepreneurs 25 units of POS machines and kiosks with take-off fund of N3.750 million.
Additionally, Hon Ibrahim gave N10 million worth of Transformers to improve electricity distribution in the rural areas of his constituency.
The tumultuous crowd at the ceremony sang praises of their benefactor and prayed for his good health.
The event was chaired by Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noinmat Salako-Oyedele, represented by Mr. Seyi Ogunseye, Senior Special Assistant and attended by a cross-section of traditional rulers in the constituency.

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