Mouths were left agap as a philantropist cum- politician who is a resident of Egebda Local Government in Ibadan, Oyo State. Hon. Adewale Ishola became a cynosure of all eyes in Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency, just as 100 people benefited from his empowerment as result of the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government to cushion the economic hardship on them.
Doling out the largesse, at a carnival-like event held at Greenland Hotel, Hon Ishola, who was represented by Alhaji Semiu Alebiosu said the gesture became imperative, particularly as masses in the country are currently witnessing economic hardship as a result of the fuel subsidiary removal, which has rendered them incapacitated to meet their daily needs.
According to Hon Ishola who was the Campaign Manager of Governor Seyi Makinde’s re-election in Egbeda Local Government, noted that the empowerment was borne out of the need to give back to his constituents in their dire needs to make both ends meet and in order to support the economic recovery plan of Governor Seyi Makinde in the state.
Ishola further reiterated that more people will still benefit from his empowerment second phase in order to enable his constituents have means of belonging and cushioning the current socioeconomic hardship they are encountering, adding that the empowerment was not orchestrated for any political motive.
He urged the beneficiaries to make use of what they benefited appropriately for them to become self reliant and have means of survival.
A beneficiary, Kabir Oladimeji in an interview with newsmen shortly after receiving his cash donation, thanked the Hon. Wale Ishola for the gesture and promised to use it appropriately.
He lauded the efforts of Hon. Ishola for his concerns to his constituents.
Also speaking, another beneficiary, Mrs Lateef Labake said the gesture accorded to the beneficiaries will go a long way in boosting their socio-economic status particularly, the rural women.
She promised to ensure judicious use of the cash and even stated her unalloyed support to Hon. Ishola at all times.
They urged political office holders either elected or appointed to emulate the rare gesture of a young and vibrant Hon Wale Ishola.