In his efforts to aid adequate learning for students in the state, Hon. Bamidele Salam who is representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, and Ejigbo federal constituency empowered students in his constituency, with computer systems, and bursary grants.
Bamidele Salam also distributed sewing machines, grinding machines, hair dryers, agricultural disinfectant sprayers, force-ups, portable generators, deep freezers, and bags of rice to women, youths, and members of his constituency.
The organizer of the empowerment program, Bamidele Salam while speaking with newsmen at the distribution program in the country home, Ede on Saturday explained in detail, the motives for the initiative program.
“It’s Part of the obligation I have for my constituency, it’s like a mandate that I have to fulfill because when you are running for an election, you’ll speak to community leaders, professional groups, artisans, traders, interest groups, and at the end of the meeting, one of the things they look forward to, is if you’re able to win the election, you should be able to bring back materials, things that can help them to improve the economy, their well-being, and even income.
“And I’m giving them that commitment, even though I am now there by the grace of God, I should use the privilege, I should use the opportunity. I have to represent them in getting more empowered in their professional businesses and professions and artisanship. And that’s exactly what we’re doing here today by organizing this empowerment Programme for our constituency.
Speaking on government impact in the state, Hon. Salam stated that the state government is doing quite a lot.
“Governor Ademola Adeleke is focusing on infrastructural development by building roads, schools, hospitals, providing water for people and making sure that the critical infrastructures are provided for various communities, so this is what we can do to complement what governor Ademola Adeleke is doing in various community to ensure that we can meet the needs of each member of the constituency by empowering them to be able to earn more in their various businesses.
” This is just the beginning, by the grace of God we’re going to do far far more than this
” We have about 2000 beneficiaries here today who have benefitted from today’s program because again, we’re also sending items to various wards and communities.
“For bursary and scholarship, about 650 students benefitted from various tertiary institutions. So this is my initiative that started last year and I promise the students that I am going to sustain it. This is a program we’re going to sustain, not just a flash in the pan, we’ve been doing it since the last first four years of administration and we’re going to even do more this second term.
During an interview with the State Secretary of the People’s democratic party (PDP), Prince Bola Ajao said it Bamidele Salam is following in the footstep of Governor Adeleke in Osun state.
“We have seen how well it is, we’ve seen that we’ve got a performing governor in Osun state, and Honorable Bamidele Salam is following the footstep of the governor,the performing governor we have in Osun state
“People are happy, people are expecting Democratic dividends and here we are today, the best servant Bamidele Salam giving numerous dividends of democracy to various aspects of our society, the students,the artisans, and all manner of people. So it’s a good thing to be here today and it’s a good thing to observe.
Ajao, however, advised the beneficiaries that whoever has gotten one thing or the other here should make the best use of it and others who haven’t benefited should be rest assured that they have somebody who’s ready and prepare to take care of them.
Oyedele Kashfat, who is among beneficiaries, commended the organizer for the distribution program. She noted that she has been dreaming for. A machine for a while now before God now sent Bamidele Salam to her.
“This instrument will go a long way because I’ve been dreaming about this machine for years now. Thank God for sending Mr Salam Bamidele for being my helper.
Adegbite Aderoju from Obafemi Awolowo University, who is also a beneficiary, in an interview with her, stated that; the money given to her will go a long way.
“I’m one of the beneficiary of bursary and I would like to thank Hon. Bamidele Salam for this money. It’s more than little, it will actually go a long way for me”. She said.