GBOYEGA OYETOLA EMPOWERS 1000 WOMEN WITH CASH LOANS.
GBOYEGA OYETOLA EMPOWERS 1000 WOMEN WITH CASH LOANS
Not fewer than 1000 Women across the State of Osun has benefited from an empowerment programme tagged “Women Involvement in Leadership and Activate Participation in Politics organised by the Ministry of Women Children and Social Affairs in collaboration with the office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Interventions.
The Commissioner, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs, Barr. Olubukola Olabopoo disclosed this at a day Town Hall Meeting and Empowerment programme held at the Staff Development Center, Abere.
While delivering her welcome address, Olaboopo emphasized that the main objective of the programme is to empower women stressing that everyone has needs hence empowerment is a strong key for meeting these needs and an avenue to enable women contribute to the socio economic development of their society.
She pointed out that Osun women have always been empowered by the present administration in the State of Osun under the leadership of Mr. Adegboyaga Oyetola but emphasised that the Governor still saw a need to solidify his efforts and investment on women.
In her words ” 10,000 women are today being empowered through an economic stimulus package of #1,000,000 per person which is aimed at starting or boosting women owned businesses”.
While urging beneficiaries to make judicious use of the funds, she expressed her optimism in the prudence and industry of Osun women.
In his remarks the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Interventions Programmes and the focal person Social Investment Programmes, Mr. Lukman Abimbola appreciated God for giving the State of Osun a Governor who is passionate about the development of his people, who has the love of people in his mind and God fearing .
Lukman described the Governor has a very prudent man, an up and doing man who ensures that the people of the State benefit from both Federal, State and International intervention programmes.
He further explained that men, youths in the state will benefit from various social Interventions.
In their separate lectures, titled “Women Involvement in Leadership and Active Participation in Politics; and Engaging in Businesses as Women: Challenges and Solutions; Alhaja Adubi Babalola and Mrs. Oluremi Wilson observed that women play vital roles in their society most importantly during elections and in the advancement of all nations hence they should be given a pride of place in politics.
They also charged beneficiaries to resist the temptation to use on flimsy things.
Present at the epoch making event were Osun State APC Woman Leader, Alhaja Kudiart Fakokunde, Senior Special Assistant on Women Affairs, Bola Jimoh, the State Iyaloja General, Iyalodes, Women political and religious groups, directors in the ministry among others.
The Special Assistant to the Commissioner on Media, Emmanuel Agida in a press statement incited that the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Barr. Olaboopo Olubukola ensured the smooth distribution of the loans across all groups present at the gathering whilst re-instating the commitment of the Oyetola’s led administration to Women Development.
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