ONI CHIDES BENEFICIARIES OF MICRO CREDIT LOANS
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
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 .