By Folake Oye
Osun State Government says women’s empowerment is a powerful tool for the reduction of poverty geared towards improving the overall well-being of the people in any given community.
Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Mrs Ayobola Awolowo stated this during an empowerment programme for indigent women at Atakunmosa East Local Government Area of Osun State organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs in conjunction with the World Bank.
Mrs Awolowo stressed the resolve of Ademola Adeleke’s administration to prioritize the welfare of women.
According to her, the distribution of the poverty alleviation programme being supported by the World Bank, would no doubt provide a necessary soft landing in the form of essential support to the most vulnerable of women in the society.
Mrs Awolowo also expressed her gratitude to Governor Adeleke and the World Bank for teaming up to fight the ugly menace of poverty among women.
She advised the beneficiaries to use the items for the purposes they are intended for and not to sell them, noting that the representatives of the World Bank are on the ground and would be monitoring how the items are being utilized effectively or otherwise
Some of the beneficiaries including Mrs Folakemi Ojoade and Mrs Ajimopo thanked the Governor of Osun state and the World Bank bank for the humanitarian gestures
Items distributed include grinding machines, deep freezers, and generators among others