In an effort to express their appreciation to the Ogun state government for not neglecting their community, the Residents of the leper’s colony, Iberekedo, Abeokuta, yesterday the 28th of September paid a courtesy visit to the Governor’s office.
While speaking, Mr. John Odunawo, leader of the Community expressed gratitude to the state government for the regular stipends the community receives from the state, through the wife of the governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun
Odunawo said, “We are here this morning to thank our governor and his wife for taking care of us. The wife of the governor has been giving us stipends on regular basis to take care of ourselves.
“As you can see, we are old men and women and our condition will not allow us to do any meaningful work, so we depend on people to survive. Unlike governments in the past, this government has really assisted us,” he added.
While assuring the governor of their support and prayers, Odunawo pleaded with the governor to give scholarships to some of their children who are eager to further their education. He also requested that the access road leading to the colony should be repaired.
Responding on behalf of the governor, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Toyin Taiwo, thanked the colony for the confidence reposed in the Abiodun-led administration, stating that the state government would continue to be inclusive by ensuring that all citizens, irrespective of their status and physical conditions are not excluded in the scheme of things.