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ONI CHIDES BENEFICIARIES OF MICRO CREDIT LOANS

By Lere Olayinka

Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni of Ekiti State has expressed

dissatisfaction with the beneficiaries of the state Micro Credit

Scheme for their failure to pay back government loans, noting that the

public must imbibe the culture of sincerity, honesty and hardwork to

make the state economy thrive.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Wale Ojo-Lanre said in a

statement made available to journalists that Governor Oni while

playing host to the executives of the Sword of the Spirit Ministry led

by Bishop Wale Oke in his office at Ado – Ekiti, Oni said Faith-based

organizations should help in re-awakening diligence among the people

to ensure the entrepreneurial drive of the state government is given a

boost.
Governor Oni, who explained that no developed country in the world

attained greatness as a result of indolence, said the people should

receive any financial support from government with a motive to make

use of such gesture as a means of making impacts on their own economy

and of the society at large.
He said that his government had engaged in prudent management of the

state economy since inception, describing the School Feeding

Programme, provision of laptop for all entrants into the Senior

Secondary Schools in all boarding schools and the delivery of over 500

kilometres of roads as milestone achievements.
“We are here to work for ourselves. If there are good roads,

electricity and other infrastructure here, we will be part of the

people that will enjoy them in the future. We are not labourers

working for another person. This is why we are working

conscientiously,” the governor said.
While noting that the outputs of teachers in the State had improved

tremendously, he urged parents to imitate them by teaching the

children to imbibe hard work, honesty, decency and other virtues in a

bid to groom the children for the future.
Governor Oni, who also said the State government had continued to pay

the WAEC fees of all candidates in its public schools while free

textbooks in all subjects had also been made available to all public

school students in the state, stressed that parents should contribute

their quota by ensuring the informal growth of the child.

In his reaction, Bishop Wale Oke, who noted that digital education is

an expensive project, commended the governor for implementing the

digital education programme in the State .
The Clergy man affirmed that the Oni administration was undertaking

enormous developmental projects in the state praying that God would

give it the enabling grace to complete them .