By Abiodun Lawal, Abeokuta.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has approved a revolving loan of N25 million for members of Plank Sellers Association of Nigeria, operating at the Lafenwa Market.
The governor announced the approval on Wednesday in Abeokuta, during a meeting with plank sellers at the market
The governor equally approved a N50-million loan for members of the Butchers Association of Nigeria, Ogun State branch.
Abiodun said that the N25 million for plank sellers was the first tranche of the loan.
He said that he would release another tranche of N25 million, if the initial loan was judiciously utilised by members of association.
The governor commended the plank sellers for supporting the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bola Tinubu, during the Feb. 25 elections.
Abiodun urged them to go all out on Saturday and vote for him to ensure the continued development of the state.
Addressing leaders and members of the Butchers Association of Nigeria in a separate meeting in Abeokuta, the governor said that the approved N50 million revolving loan should be used for the purpose it was meant for.
Abiodun pledged that he would increase the amount if the first tranche of the loan was judiciously utilised by members of the association.
He also promised that he would upgrade the Lafenwa Abattoir to a modern one, saying that toilet and bathroom facilities would be provided therein for the use of the butchers.
Abiodun said that his administration would continue to support the development of the association.
He urged the association to protect the refrigerating van that was recently presented to them through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, saying that a brand-new bus would also be provided for the association.
In their separate remarks, the state Chairman of the Plank Sellers Association of Nigeria; Semiu Makinde and his counterpart in the Butchers Association of Nigeria, Shagari Amodu, commended the governor for supporting the development of medium and small enterprises in the state
They declared that their members would mobilise support for his re-election on Saturday.