- Ahead of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's scheduled visit to Oyo state, security has been beefed up
- The vice president will be in the town in continuation of the distribution of Tradermoni
- Some residents of the town have said they are ready to receive Osinbajo
Security has been beefed up in Saki town, Saki West local government area of Oyo state ahead of the visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the town.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo is scheduled to visit the ancient town on Friday, January 4, in continuation of the distribution of Tradermoni, an initiative of the federal government.
Legit.ng gathers that security men could be seen in different vehicles patrolling the town. Some of the vehicles that were completely tinted carried the number plate of the State House. Some regular policemen, anti-explosives unit, and mobile policemen were also seen at strategic places like Ogboro road, Sango road, Poly road, among others.
Some residents, who spoke with NAN in separate interviews, said they were ready to receive the vice president.
Alhaji Mutiu Omototo, a car dealer, said: “We are delighted on hearing the news that our Oga is coming here tomorrow, it has strengthened our trust in this administration.’’
Alhaji Akeem Olabisi, a civil servant, expressed appreciation over the proposed visit, adding that Osinbajo would find a home in Saki.
He said: “Saki is naturally a progressive town and we are always proud of that, the VP will feel so much at home here tomorrow I can assure you. I see heavy security and it is not because we are troublesome but it is just statutory for them to put it in place for the number two man’s visit.
“So many states are already enjoying their own share of the tradermoni which is one of the best initiatives of this administration, now it is our turn and we can’t wait."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Osinbajo recently visited Kwara state as part of the activities marking the disbursement of the TraderMoni, a financial scheme of the presidency.
Osinbajo was given a warm welcome when he arrived Ipata market in Ilorin, the state capital where he had been scheduled to launch the N10,000 collateral-free, interest-free TraderMoni for petty traders.
The interest-free loan being disbursed by the vice president is part of the federal government's initiative to empower not less than two million petty traders throughout Nigeria through a commercial loan scheme tagged the TraderMoni scheme.
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Being implemented by the Bank of Industry, the scheme allows each beneficiary to get an interest-free loan of between N10,000 and N15,000, which is part of the social intervention programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
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