The State Security Adviser to the Government of Kogi State Comdr Duro Jerry Omodara has donated business seed money and trading materials to over 100 persons in the Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area.
Grinding machines, sewing machines, generators worth millions of Naira, were donated by the Governor Yahaya Bello’s aide during his Annual Empowerment and Mobilization Programme held at the open field in Oke-Offin town, Kabba/Bunu, Kogi West Senatorial District.
In a chat with newsmen, Comdr Jerry Omodara expressed hopes that the items distributed will help improve the socio-economic status of not just the beneficiaries and their dependants, but also improve the commercial activities of the people of the Area.
Comdr Omodara urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items and cash received while imploring them to elect All Progressives Congress – APC Candidates across Kogi West to ensure continuity of the good governance in security, infrastructure and other Community development projects enjoyed in the Area.
Addressing the gathering, the representative of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello, the Executive Chairman of Okehi Local Government Area, Hon. Abdulraheem Ozovehe Ohiare, said Comdr Jerry is one of the best ambassadors of his administration, stressing that his philanthropic gestures and professional acumen has continue to distinguish him.
In their separate remarks, the Executive Chairman, Kabba/Bunu LGA – Hon. Moses Olorunleke, the General Manager, Kogi State Advertising Signage Agency – Mr. Richard Osaseyi, APC House of Assembly candidate for Kabba Bunu – Hon. Seyi Bello and the Oluwao of Oke-Offin – HRH Oba James Ayinmode, applauded the empowerment initiative, stating that it represents the intentions of the All Progressives Congress towards improving the quality of life of the people.
Speaking with journalists, a beneficiary, Sule Salihu representing the Ebira community in Oke-Offin who received a 220-240V generating set, appreciated the kind gesture of the State Security Adviser at lighting up their Community and also commended his past efforts and goodwill to the community in general.
“We all call him Uncle Jerry because he has been a source of hope and help to us all,” he said.
Mrs. Oloruntoba appreciated Comdr Omodara for being a source of hope for her and the Oke-Offin Community.
Comdr Omodara received 39 defectors who are chieftains of the major opposition Party – PDP and others.
Highpoint of the decamping session was the presentation of brooms which represented their public defection from their respective former political Parties and adoption of the All Progressives Congress as their new Party.