In what could be described as a vote of confidence in the newly-elected Ogun State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some public-spirited individuals and institutions have indicated their readiness to work with the Hon. Samson Bamgbose-led State Exco.
One of such support has come from a not-for-profit organisation known as Omoilu Foundation.
Sources said others will be announced in the days ahead as the arrangements are concluded.
A statement issued on Wednesday in Abeokuta quoted the Acting Chairman and Chairman-elect of the State PDP, Hon. Samson Kayode Bamgbose, as saying, “I am happy to inform our teeming members and the general public that our goodwill has started attracting the support and cooperation of public-spirited individuals and institutions.
“In the days ahead, we shall begin to unveil them. But, permit me to inform you that one of such strategic partnerships is the one that we have just concluded with the Omoilu Foundation.
“At the end of a strategic meeting between the officials of the PDP and the foundation, the foundation unveiled its plans to support and reposition the PDP in Ogun State through various multi-million empowerment initiatives. As a first step, Omoilu Foundation will support our party members with the donation of 25 vehicles comprising of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), buses and cars which can be used for both private or commercial purposes. The foundation said it has an ambitious plan to donate 250 units of vehicles this year and we are lucky to have secured 25 units of various brands for our members.
“Also, working with the Bamgbose-led Ogun State PDP, the foundation has announced plans to award 20 scholarships to indigent youths and students in each of the three Senatorial Districts of the state; thus, bringing the total number of youths and students to be empowered to 60.”
Bamgbose urged interested youths and students to submit their applications either at the State PDP Secretariat on IBB Boulevard, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta or Omoilu Foundation Headquarters, beside Abusi Edumare Academy, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.
“This is just the beginning; more goodies are in the offing, as we make progress, every indigene of our beloved Ogun State will feel the impact of the new PDP under our leadership. We would show them that we can play decent politics with the milk of human kindness,” he said.
Omoilu Foundation, which known for its grassroots approach to empowerment and wealth redistribution, was registered in 2009. Since then, it has lifted thousands of Nigerians in Ogun State and beyond through its various interventions in education, healthcare, finance and the provision of mobility aids, among others.