Vice President, Yemi osibanjo was at two major markets, Adewole and Ipata market in llorin metropolis, Kwara state to launch the Federal Government’s social investment program, Trader-moni but the market women turned down this offer.
The leadership of the Market Association and the Market Women in the state told Osibanjo and those in charge of the fund disbursement, to differ the disbursement till after next year’s general election, if their intention is genuine.
The chairperson of Market Women Association in the state, Adenike Abdulkareem Lambe, confirmed the rejection of the Trader-Moni, by members of the association saying:
“We doubt the intention of the Federal Government, on the disbursement of such funds at this period of electioneering campaigns, towards the 2019 general elections.
“If they truly want to assist the Market women, they should come back after next year’s general elections, to disburse the funds to our members.
“We cannot be deceived by the APC government, that has not done anything for us in the past three years. Where were the APC-led Federal Government when fire razed our Market and consumed goods worth millions of Naira?” they asked.