- PDP lawmaker in Oyo, Adedeji Olajide, has revealed why he gave livestock to poor persons in his constituency
- Olajide said he gave the constituents goats to empower them financially –
PDP’s Adedeji Olajide, a House of Representatives member representing Ibadan Northwest/Southwest federal constituency has explained why he gifted his constituents with money and goats.
Olajide, a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told journalists that he made the move because the constituents consisting of aged women, widows, and under-privileged persons asked for the livestock, The Nation reports.
The lawmaker noted that the women pleaded with him to provide them with the female goats because they produce about three to four offspring twice in one year and thus become a source of income.
Group seeks end to gender-based violence in Nigeria, proffers solutions Olajide said he gave his constituents goats because they asked for it “I did this in conjunction with the department of animal husbandry services, federal ministry of agriculture and rural development.
I empowered majorly women/widows and the indigenous females within my constituency with breeding and caring of animals.
“We carefully selected the participants having identified their area of interest and needs. It is also worthy to state that this project was facilitated based on request, as I have always promised that any request from my constituents shall be given high consideration and within my capability/capacity it shall be done.”
Earlier, Olajide caused outrage on social media after doling out goats for an empowerment project.