The wife of Osun State Governor and President Ileri-Oluwa Development Initiatives (IOD), Mrs Kafayat Oyetola has restated her commitment to make life better for the less privileged people through the Initiatives.
Mrs Oyetola spoke in Iragbiji, the headquarters of Boripe local government area of the state during the third in the series of an interface with people on the distribution of food materials and cash donations which she made to the aged, widows and other less privileged people in Iragbiji and its environs.
The Osun first lady recalled that her pet project, IleriOluwa Development Initiatives which started close to a decade ago has been consistent in taking adequate care of the aged, women, widows and even children .She said the wellbeing of the people continue to be given necessary attention.
Mrs Oyetola noted that elders are the custodians of the age old values and cultures which must be upheld all the time by the larger society.
“I must emphasize that the care for the aged at all times would continue to be an avenue to cherish and appreciate them. It is my commitment through my NGO, IleriOluwa Development Initiatives,(I.O.D) to continue to sustain this ideal among others.
“The best of life is the best of support and assistance which one gives to the people in need. I therefore call on governmental and non governmental organizationns to come and partner with my NGO for the soul essence of putting smiles on the faces of these people.
“Giving a helping hand to the people in need is a sure way of uplifting their spirits. We must be committed to this and other philanthropic ideals in Osun state and Nigeria as a whole” said Mrs Oyetola.
On the occasion, Mrs Oyetola also paid a royal homage on the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul Rasheed Olabomi where she told the monarch the essence and importance of the program which basically centres on welfarism and philanthropism.
Speaking, Oba Olabomi appreciated Mrs Oyetola for her kind gestures to the aged and widows of Iragbiji and the society at large.
The royal father prayed that God will continue to give her the necessary strength and wherewithal in putting smiles on the faces of those in need which over the years has made Mrs Oyetola a mother par excellence who is always in the forefront of betting the lot of the people especially women and the aged.
A cross section of the beneficiaries while speaking described the gesture of Mrs Oyetola as priceless and humanitarian just as they urged her to keep it up .