Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the “Stomach Infrastructure Program” of his administration as a way of life he is not ready to jettison anytime soon.
He said this while speaking with journalists after a special session with widows from across the state at Funmilayo Olayinka Women Development Centre, Fajuyi, Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.
Governor Fayose, who promised to continue to do his best in making the widows happy, assured them that he’ll ensure their quota in the poverty alleviation scheme whereby N5,000 will be paid ten thousand beneficiaries is well protected.
“It’s an ongoing thing, we didn’t just start today, today’s program is meant to alleviate the suffering of the people, to help them in keeping body and soul together, this is the one for the widows, we have done for people in some other sectors that needs to be supported,” he said.
“It’s a way of life, we are doing it continuously and we’ll not stop. The #5,000 monthly stipend we talked about, it’s about our poverty alleviation package of #5,000 per person, though it cannot go round at a time, we will ensure we maximize the number of beneficiaries from the widow’s category, we’ll make sure they get the stipend, and on time too,” the governor said.
Participants at the program went home with food items and some cash, they appreciated the government’s kind gesture and urged the governor to make it a regular exercise.