The Oyo State Government on Wednesday has rolled out the first phase of an intervention scheme to empower at least fifty women in each local government area of the State to ensure self reliance and boost their livelihood.

The empowerment initiative facilitated by the state ministry of women affairs and social inclusion in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs was flagged off at the Lekan Salami Sport Complex, Adamasingba.

The Wife of the Oyo state Governor, Mrs Olufunke Tamunominini Makinde symbolically presenting household and commercial equipment to the beneficiaries, encouraged them to utilize the items to enhance their finance, support their families and contribute to the economic development of the state. Mrs Makinde also appealed to the beneficiaries not to sell off the equipment but use it for personal benefits.

Some of the items distributed were gas cylinders, driers, sewing machines, and freezers, amongst others.

Earlier in their various remarks, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Grace Oderinde noted that the current administration would always prioritize the welfare and concern of the people, particularly, women in the State, calling for collaboration and support from the women in achieving the objectives of governance.



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