At least 10,000 indigent children in Ekiti State will be provided Christmas dress during the Yuletide.
The state Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, disclosed this during a meeting with tailors in Ado-Ekiti.
According to a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Sunday, the sewing and distribution of the clothes would take place in designated centres across the 16 local government areas of the state.
The governor also promised to buy 100 sewing machines to support those to be used as volunteer tailors during the exercise.
He added that the sewing machines would later be given out to tailors through a transparent balloting process.
Fayose said, “The exercise is part of our Stomach Infrastructure Programme and we have to take care of the needs of our people and make them happy.”
However, the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti has scoffed at the governor’s plan, noting that it was “another fraudulent game to loot the treasury.”
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday said, “it is sheer greed, wickedness and callous insensitivity to Ekiti people’s plight for Fayose to refuse to address doctors’ strike in the public hospitals over unpaid salaries while other workers remain unpaid for between six and nine months.”