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APC chieftain empowers senior citizens


Makinde Araoye

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Makinde Araoye (MKD) has empowered about 500 indigent senior citizens of the state with each person getting N10, 000.

Also distributed were foodstuffs including 100 bags of rice, 50 bags of wheat, 25 bags of Semovita amongst others.

The empowerment is part of AraoyeĂ­s initiative code named Makinde Arayoe (MKD) Social Security Scheme, which he started at his hometown, Ilawe-Ekiti in 2011 with the aim of alleviating poverty and improving the lives of indigents in the state.

Speaking at the event, which took place at Emure-Ekiti, Araoye said he decided to extend the initiative to the six local government areas in his senatorial district, which includes Ekiti South West, Ekiti East, Ikere, Ise-Orun, Emure and Gbonyin now, as a way of ameliorating the sufferings of the underprivileged senior citizens in the area.

Elemure of Emure-Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Adebowale Adebayo praised Araoye for using his personal resources to help the indigents, charging other privileged citizens to emulate Araoye.

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