First Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu Gives Free Empowerment Training to over 150 vulnerable and unemployed young women in Okitipupa LGA, Ondo State.
One of the virtues that stand out the First Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is her ability to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged – she simply does this by restoring hope in a hopeless situation.
This act of benevolence played out at Okitipupa today when over 150 women who had no means of sustenance or certification that could attract gainful employment were empowered to become self-reliant as part of activities marking the 100 days in office of her husband, the executive governor of Ondo State.
Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu who presented certificates to the women after the few days training further urged them to make good use of the skills they have learnt noting that the goal of the empowerment exercise is to ensure that more women are empowered in the state.
While acknowledging the fact that more women are unemployed because of marginalisation, the wife of the governor, Ondo State, further stressed that when a woman is empowered and has a reliable source of income, her family source of income becomes stable.
Participants at this two-day sensitisation programme organised by the Office of the First Lady in conjunction with Make Mee Elegant benefited from numerous training exercise which included among others; bag making, shoe making, hairdressing and wig making – another landmark achievement that complements the effort of the government of His Excellency to empower women of Ondo State.
Speaking on the impact of the exercise, the chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area, Mrs. Morenike Alaka affirmed that the support given to the women through the training exercise is unprecedented as it would go a long way in equipping them towards contributing their quota to their family’s development.
“Some of the women that are being trained today were impregnated and abandoned; some are school dropouts that have no form of certificates to acquire jobs that would sustain them. But with this kind of training, they are now empowered to become self-reliant. Henceforth these women are going to be financially independent”, Mrs. Alaka stressed while affirming that Ondo State people are indeed lucky to have Mrs. Akeredolu at a time like this when there was a need for a paradigm shift particularly in the face of economic recession