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A community leader and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State, Toyin Amuzu on Monday, gave 500 commercial drivers and tricycles in the state a substantial litres of petroleum (fuel).
The philanthropist, Amuzu, who is vying to represent Abeokuta South Federal constituency at the National Assembly, showed the kind gestures in commemoration of the June 12 democracy day in Abeokuta.
The politician stressed that his selfless service to the people should be emulated by other people.
According to him, the free fuel programme was the 5th in the series of giving out to the people and we would continue to do such programmes that would make things easy for our people”.
Taxi cabs drivers and try-cycle riders interviewed, expressed their appreciation, noting that Chief Amuzu’s selflessness was unique and has shown that he has good intentions for the people.
A female tricycle rider Mrs Olanrewaju Oluwaseun said the gesture was a good economic support to ease sufferings of the people.
A taxi cab driver, Mr Sanyaolu Ibrahim who disclosed that he had enjoyed similar gestures from Chief Toyin Amuzu said his selfless act was well noted as the donor at present is not holding any political position but has made it a point of duty to touch the people once in a while.
He added that Nigerians deserve securtiy, better income as well as free access to healthcare.
He said: “Nigerians are expected to enjoy a social security scheme that will protect individuals and households to access free health care and to guarantee income security, particularly in cases of old age, unemployment, sickness, invalidity, work injury, maternity or loss of a breadwinner as citizens of the Country.”
The PDP chieftain criticised that the ruling party, All Progressives Congress does not have what it takes to rescue Nigeria out of its present devastating condition.
Chief Amuzu also condemned the spate of killings, kidnapping, hunger, soaring prices of commodities, power outage leading to total blackout, unending ASUU strike and economic downturn in the Country among other issues.
He said, “the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC do not have the capacity to create any solution to the myriad of problems confronting the Nation and has lost control of effecting any positive change, saying no good government would continue watching it’s citizens suffering and being killed or kidnapped.”
Chief Amuzu who stressed the need for government to protect its citizens and ensure their wellbeing at various levels, assured that the social security initiative would be one of the major schemes that he will legislate on, when given the opportunity in the 2023 elections to serve Abeokuta South Federal constituency at the lower Chambers of the National Assembly.
He said, “June 12 was quite symbolic in the history of Nigeria’s civil rule thus the need to remember the late symbol of Democracy , Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, his wife Kudirat Abiola and other matyrs of Democracy who laid down their lives by associating with the people ”.
He however advised Nigerians to shun sentiments and know those who are their friends, as well as leaders who are genuinely committed to the betterment of the people and have good intentions for the communities.