Kogi Commissioner for Finance, Asiwaju Idris Empowers 2000 widows
By Gabriel Olayemi – Isanlu
The Honourable Commissioner for Finance in Kogi State who doubles as the Chairman of the state economic team, Asiwaju Idris Asiru has empowered over two thousand widows across the state.
Speaking to journalists yesterday shortly after the event which was held at his country home in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area.
According to him, the Kogi West Widows Empowerment Initiatives was born of his desire to follow the footstep of his boss, Governor Yahaya Bello whose determination is to transform lives and left as many people as possible out of poverty, stressing that in the spirit of the season as a Muslim he decided to celebrate the Edi-el-Kabir with the people.
He also said since God do answer the prayers of the widows, he felt reaching out to them will be an avenue that his prayers for GYB to transform to PYB will be answered, noted that the prayers of the widows as one of the volunrable groups in the society will go a long way for the success of the presidential aspiration of his boss come 2023.
He noted that the initiative was established last year to reach out to different volunrable groups in the society, stressing that they have been able to reach out to over 2000 people across the state.
He said this edition is strictly for Isanlu people since it is said charity begin at home hence he chose to use the Edi-el-Kabir celebration to reach out to the widows in the 4wards in Isanlu town.
He urged party faithful of the All Progressive Congress across the country especially who to be delegates to have faith with the candidature of Governor Yahaya Bello being the youngest Governor in the country who have achieved in no small feat in the area of security, infrastructure development, civil service reform, women and youths inclusiveness in governance, stressing that with him as the president come 2023, the country will witness real development in all sectors.
Also speaking is the Agbana of Isanlu, His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Etunbi who commended the initiative of the commissioner to reach out to the volunrable groups in the society, stressing that Isanlu and indeed Yagba land is proud of his leadership style.
He urged other well meaning people in the area to emulate what his is doing for the people to alleviate their suffering during the salla.
He admonish the people of the community to continue to proactive by reporting any strange movements in and around their area to security agents.
Other diginatries who attended the event include, Hon. Pius Kolawole, Chairman Yagba West, Hon. David Alumo, Mopamuro, Hon. Ijagbemi Abdulrazaq Yagba East the three chairmen in Yagba East, their vice chairmen, Hon. Adebimpe Alfred, Kabba/Bunu LGA Vice Chairman, Mrs Victoria Jagboro, Provost Kogi State College of Education Technical, Kabba, Secretaries, Barrister Bamidele Suru, other traditional rulers and guests.