The Osun State Members of the House of Representatives, APC members have donated the sum of N5 Million to support the efforts of the State Government Of Osun in the battle against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
The leader of the APC Reps. members, Hon. Femi Fakeye and his colleagues, Hon. Taiwo Oluga, Hon. Rasheed Afolabi, Hon. Lawrence Ayeni, Hon. Yinusa Amobi, Hon. Bukola Oyewo reiterated their commitments towards the well-being of the state residents at all times. They commended the State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and his team for doing a great job despite the lean purse of the State.
It will be recalled that the members of the House of Representatives, as announced by the Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, had earlier donated 100 percent of their 2-months salaries to the Federal Government in a bid to confront the pandemic. This is amidst all other individual palliative measures donated by the lawmakers to their Constituents during the lockdown.
According to the leader of the APC caucus, the N5 Million donation is to further assist the State Government in providing relief items that will serve as palliatives for the people and particularly the vulnerable ones.
While speaking to newsmen, a Member of APC caucus, Hon. Olubukola Oyewo said, “I am extremely delighted at this gesture by my dear colleagues. Not just the financial support, but the spirit and unity displayed by us all in coming to a quick and swift decision. This is indicative of the APC members’ love for our people and indeed our interest in the welfare, safety and security of millions of our compatriots who overwhelmingly voted for us to represent them in the National Assembly.”
As a body, we are further committed to playing our roles, and we will remain constant in reaching out to relevant authorities at the vanguard of the fight against the pandemic COVID-19. The Caucus is willing and ready to render further assistance when and where necessary,” he noted.