Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has on Thursday, October 30, 2014 come out to defend the “Stomach Infrastructure” campaign recently introduced by his government.
Speaking to newsmen at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Fayose said stomach infrastructure means social security, likening it to what was obtainable in Britain.
He said, “I have set up a department and I have appointed special adviser and personal assistant on Stomach Infrastructure and same will be in all the local government areas. So, my style without apology is that stomach infrastructure is a way of life for me, I will relate well with my people to alleviate poverty and hunger.
“Stomach infrastructure is very important in the life of a man. If you look at Britain, as rich and as comfortable as they are, in the entire time, they find their way to address the issue of the poor and less privileged people in their country by what they call social security.
“Food is a social security, you can’t be talking to a hungry man, he would be distracted by any means. So, when we say stomach infrastructure, it is a welfare programme, a programme that would keep the heart of a man stable. Christmas is coming and I have started grooming chicken, buying rice, yams, plantain, and the rest of them, I am sure if I give it to families during the festive period, they will be happy. So, stomach infrastructure is a way of life,” the governor added.