By Onyeukwu-Rowland Iheloghara
In fulfillment to her promise to spread the Women Empowerment programme across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State, wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has flagged-off her Women Empowerment Programme in Ilaje LGA of the State.
It would be recalled that Mrs. Akeredolu had earlier in June empowered 100 women from Okitipupa LGA of the State in the first batch of the programme which was in collaboration with MAKE MEE ELEGANT firm and the beneficiaries are now in business.
The programme which is geared towards alleviating poverty and generating employment has over a hundred women in participation in its second batch.
The trainees will be exposed to various skills acquisition programme and provided with a take-off grant in any area of their business choice after the week long training.
Addressing the participants at the event, the sunshine state First Lady, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu said the programme is in line with the “FIVE POINT AGENDA” of the present administration in the state particularly “Job Creation through Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Industrialization” adding that the Akeredolu led Adminstration is committed to delivering on their campaign promises.
Mrs Akeredolu who spoke through her Personal Assisstant, Mrs Lilian Ozioma Adesokan urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity to better their lots and contribute to the economy of the State.
Present at the event were the Chairman of Ilaje LGA, Hon. Aworetan Fayowole Ayanfe, Special Assistant to Her Excellency on gender research and planning, Mrs Temitope Abegunde Daniyan, Special Assistant to Her Excellency on media Oluwatobi Fademi, National president of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria BRECAN, Mrs Juliet Ogbogu, the CEO of MAKE MEE ELEGANT company and other LGA Appointees.