Mimiko explains Ondo’s ‘Caring Heart’ programmes, charges President on policy
ONDO State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has revealed that the motive behind the Caring Heart programmes of his government is to fight poverty, even as he urged the President Buhari led Federal Government to come up with a clearly defined economic policy.
He advised the Federal Government to pursue its privatisation policy with genuine interest to promote the interest of the masses and not the one that will support monopoly at the detriment of the poor masses.
Mimiko made the submissions at the weekend in Akure during the 6th Gani Fawehinmi Annual Memorial Lecture and Tributes.
The event, which held at the State Cultural Centre, Akure, attracted human rights activists from across the country, including the former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, who was chairman the occasion, the chairman National Conscience Party (NCP), Dr. Tanko Yinusa and the chairman of Gani Fawehinmi Memorial Organisation, Ayodele Akele among others.
The governor, while charging the President Buhari-led government to come out with a clearly defined economic policy that will not put Nigerians in confusion, noted that the essence of his administration in Ondo State is to fight poverty through its Caring
Heart programmes of qualitative education, healthcare, urban renewal and equality.
Mimiko noted that Chief Fawehinmi had left behind an indelible legacy for generations, adding that his core essence was to uphold human rights, liberate the masses and use the instrumentality of power to lift them from poverty.