Mr Timothy Owoeye , House of Assembly of Osun’s Speaker on Saturday said that the assembly would give priority to the welfare of the vulnerable and less-privileged in the state.
Owoeye gave the assurance during his visit to motherless and orphanage homes in Osogbo.
He also paid the medical bills of some sick patients at the Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha, as part of activities marking his 47th birthday anniversary.
The speaker, who donated food stuff, beverages and toiletries at the three orphanages visited in Osogbo, said that he took it upon himself to visit the orphans to identify with them and show them care and love.
“I am here to give thanks to God and to appreciate Him for my to position , His protection and mercy.
” I am here to give God thanks for the rear privileges, for his mercy and the honour he had bestowed on me, from the womb till now.
“God has been wonderful to me. I have never celebrated my birthday like this but I am using this to thank God for what he has done in my life.
“I went through challenges that made it looked like all hope was lost but God bestowed hope. God made what people thought was impossible possible.” he said
He said that God ”gives power to men to help the weak and less-privileged and that as lawmakers, we will make life better for the people and also take care of their welfare.
One of the proprietors of the orphanages visited, Alhaja Kudirat Oladunmoye, the Osun Amirah of Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria Orphanage, Osogbo, thanked the speaker for remembering the orphans.
Oladunmoye said that some individuals celebrated their birthday lavishing money without remembering the less-privileged or orphans but thanked the speaker and also prayed for him for his kind gesture.
Nigeria News Agency reports that Owoeye also visited Our Lady of Fatima Orphanage and FEMEK Motherless and Orphanage Home (both in Osogbo) where the proprietors of the orphanages appreciated his gesture and also prayed for him.