Marking the birthday celebration of the minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, about 200 commercial motorcyclist and tricyclist have received free fuel distribution as parliative.
The distribution of the fuel which took place at two different petrol stations at Oke-Fia and Jaleyemi junction, Osogbo capital of Osun state was sponsored by the former commissioner for regional integration and special duties, Olalekan Badmus.
The chairman of Okada Riders in Osogbo, Comrade Najeem Bello extolled the gesture and urged well-meaning Nigerians to do more for the sector.
He said: “The food that the government is distributing is not enough and this sector, we are neglected during the process, but this kind of initiative by Badmus will further help our business and encourage our members to work for the economy to grow.”
Badmus urged Nigerians to trust the government of President Tinubu , promise that the reforms the government are putint in place will yield a long term benefit.
He said,“For the main time before the reforms start yielding I have come to think of ideas of injecting the little that I have into the economy through the informal sector. Hence, I came up with this initiative of distributing fuel to over 200 commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists to mark the birthday celebrations of Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.
“Instead of throwing a big party celebration for him, let us channel the money to help the economy grow and make life easy for the people. My opinion is that party will not help our people this time but this kind of soothing gesture will go a long way to help the people and our economy.”
In times like this where fuel price and cost of goods are on the high side, this kind gesture would touch the hearts of many people.