A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Ategbole has brought succour
to thousands of farmers in Oka Akoko in Akoko south west local government area of the state.
The farmers lost valuables worth millions of naira during the crisis that engulfed their farm lands and settlements in supare community.
Ategbole ,who is the Bobagunwa of Oka Land presented N1 million as financial assistance to the farmers to assist them recover from the shock of wanton destruction of their property and farmlands.
The farmers who converged in Oka Akoko Township pavilion were categorized into 25 hamlets.
They were led by their representatives to receive the financial support from Ategbole.
The affected farmers who cut across almost all the families in the town benefited from the philanthropist gesture of Ategbole.
Ategbole who is a medical consultant of international repute had practised for decades in the United States of America appealed to the affected farmers to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign as Oka Akoko and Supare communities are one family.
Ategbole who noted that though the financial support is just a token, advised them to make use of the money judiciously and promised not to relent in his support for them.
The Oka born politician who is well on ground and popular among his people, used the occasion to thank and appreciate ‘Mr Talk and Do’ Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN for his prompt intervention in resolving the crisis and douse the tension from escalating beyond control.
He also expressed gratitude to the royal fathers, The Olubaka Of Oka Land, Oba Yusuf Adebori Adeleye OON and Olusupare of Supare for their fatherly roles in ensuring peace.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to Ategbole and prayed that God Almighty will continue to bless him.
They noted that the financial assistance will help them to buy necessary and needed farm equipment/implements to start their farming business afresh.