The deputy governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kolapo Olusola, has financially empowered to some members of Christ Apostolic Church, Chapel of Salvation, Ikere-Ekiti in Ikere Local Government Area of the state.
Presenting cash to beneficiaries during church service, Dr. Olusola said the gesture was in line with the stomach infrastructure programme of the administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose, to cushion the effect of the current economic hardship in the country.
He explained that the decision was also informed by the need to reach out to the underprivileged as commanded by God, particularly those who continue to worship the Lord faithfully not minding the economic challenges confronting them.
The deputy governor also promised to give them monthly stipend which will reduce the harrowing effects of the economic hardship.
Three Senior Secondary School (SS3) students were among the beneficiaries as Dr. Olusola promised to pay their WAEC fees.
Dr. Olusola also admonished members of the church to continue to serve God with sincerity and be prayerful while expressing his optimism that Ekiti State and Nigeria as a whole would overcome the present economic challenge.
He used the forum to call on the rich and groups in the society to cultivate the habit of giving and making meaningful impact on the people around them, especially the indigent and the vulnerable.
In an interview, some of the beneficiaries, including Mrs. Mayowa Alofun and Mrs. Grace Oyebola, thanked the deputy governor for the gesture with a promise to utilise the money well and share with others in line with the deputy governor’s admonition.