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Ogun First Lady Distributes Another Batch of Palliatives to Vulnerable

In a bid to soften the harsh effects of the lingering lockdown on vulnerable members of the society, wife of the Ogun state governor, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun has offered support to widows and children in the state through the provision of basic materials for their use. 

Mrs Abiodun while giving out the palliatives, including food items, snacks and educational materials said the gesture was necessary as incentives to help the vulnerable groups to cope with the prevailing economic condition. 

The wife of the governor who was represented by the wife of the Permanent secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mrs. Omolola Osota distributed the relief items to widow groups registered with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.

A director in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Bolanle Fadairo who received the relief items on behalf of the commissioner noted that the efforts of the governor’s wife would help to ameliorate the hardships faced by women, particularly widows in the state. 

Some representatives of the groups, including Pillar of Life Widows Foundation and NASFAT Widows Foundation, Abeokuta Branch also applauded Mrs. Abiodun for reaching out to them at this critical period of the lockdown.

In the spirit of Easter celebration, the representative of the governor’s wife also visited many homes to present gifts to pupils, including an eleven year old Segun Olutokun in Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta, a ten year old Modupe Kayode, in Ilisan, Ikenne Local Government Area and eleven year old Ilerioluwa Sosanya, in Isara, in Remo North Local Government Area of the state. 

According to a statement by the Press Officer, office of the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs Kemi Oyeleye, and appreciable quantity of the relief materials had also been allocated to the wives of chairmen across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state for distribution to children in their council areas.

Oluremi Olugbenro

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