Akure regent seeks support for needy persons

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The Regent of Akure, Adetutu Adebiyi-Adesida,  on Wednesday solicited support for the less privileged in the society.

Adebiyi-Adesida said this after presenting some food items to  inmates of the Ago Ireti Leprosarium  in Akure in honour of her late father, Adebiyi Adesida.

The items include four bags of rice, 55 tubers of yams, two  kegs of palm oil and a goat.

Adebiyi-Adesida  said the visit, which was her first,  was in line with the  tradition of her late father who had  constantly identified  with the less-privileged.

She assured the inmates  of  her  support and urged other well meaning individuals to emulate this gesture.

In his remarks, the head of the Leprosarium, Mr Daniel Bamigbetan,  thanked the regent for the visit and prayed for  successes during her reign.

The regent was accompanied on the visit by her mother, Mojisola Adesida.

NAN reports that  Adebiyi-Adesida  became the  regent of  Akure after the death of  her father  on Dec. 1, 2013.