Olatunji (APC-Ife North), while distributing the materials under his ‘Social Support Programme’ in Edun-Abon, said that the gesture was aimed at putting smiles on the faces of the less-privileged in the society.
According to the lawmaker, since Yuletide is approaching, it is a period that such gesture becomes appropriate.
“As an individual, I am practically unable to reach out to everyone, but giving such items to a total of 300 people is to spread happiness to a large number of our people.
“This little gesture will further connect us with our people, reminding them that they are perpetually in our mind and that we treasure their mandate because the essence of government is for their welfare and wellbeing”, Olatunji said.
The lawmaker also said that plans were on the way to train 100 youths under his skill acquisition programme, tagged “Tunde Olatunji Skill Acquisition Project.”
He said that the programme, whose enrolment would commence on Dec. 15, was aimed at raising young entrepreneurs in various skills.
Olatunji said that trainees under the programme, upon successful completion, would be given working tools.
He also promised free SME development training, financial training for successful business management and fully-funded graduation for trainees after completion of their programmes.
“The skill acquisition project, which targets the youth, is based on my conviction that their empowerment is a potent force in fighting poverty and building a functional society.
Some of the widows and the aged, who spoke at the programme, commended the lawmaker for the gesture, saying that it would indelible in their mind.