The Onigbeti of Igbetiland, Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi, Ofasegbejo III, has praised the Social Investment Programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, describing it as a people-oriented intervention programme.
Oba Oyebisi disclosed this while receiving the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at his palce in Oyo State.
The Vice President, who was in Oyo State for the continuation of the “family chats” explained that the TraderMoni, MarketMoni and the N-Power programmes were designed to liberate the masses from poverty.
He stressed: “The TraderMoni is to empower the small, small traders, it is not for big business. Those in big businesses have their own, which is called the MarketMoni. We want to reach every village so that the people here will also benefit from this government; all of us will be going up, up, up.”
Osinbajo said the Federal Government will continue to encourage hard work by assisting artisans with money to enhance their businesses.
He added: “Even those who are not graduates, but can read and write will be given a stipend monthly like those in the N-Power programme.”
The monarch further urged the Federal Government to develop the mineral resources in his domain, including different types of marble, for the progress of the community and the country.