Senior Special Assistant to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on community intervention, Kayode Oyin-Zubair on Monday reiterated the commitment of the current administration to the development of local contents during a meeting with women potters at Dada (Okekele), Ilorin East local government area of the state.
The women were excited to receive the Governor’s aide as the occasion afforded them an opportunity to appreciate the Governor for extending the recently disbursed micro grants to a good number of them.
“His Excellency is passionate about lifting this place to an enviable standard for enterprise and tourism. We have demonstrated to you that our government keep promises that was the reason for including your members in our list of beneficiaries when we disbursed the micro grants.
“We are here again to reassure you of the commitment of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at making life more meaningful and bring modern technology into your trade for you to be part of the new global trend.
“Your requests are receiving attention and the Governor is committed to everything as contained in his Community Driven Rural Development (CDRD) agenda. I know you have about three hundred members, please group yourself into smaller entities, we shall be back to inform you on the way forward”, he said.
Speaking earlier, Alhaja Raliat Saka and leader of the women potters requested for introduction of machines into the center to enhance production and aesthetics.
“Our children are vast in this art but they are not willing to do it this way, if they see technological advances in what we do, they will return home to do it better.
“We want to be part of the various interventions government will be giving in future, we have never benefitted any form of financial support except the last micro grants you extended to us about three weeks ago. They have used our names to rake in funds in the past. We pray that the Governor and you will continue to record more successes.
“We are willing to be grouped into governable societies like a cooperative to access funds and we shall be diligent to pay back. We need comfort stations as well,” the potters’ leader concluded.