Over fifty thousand women in Ogun State have benefitted from the financial empowerment scheme introduced by the present administration to eradicate poverty among women.

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who made this known at the validation exercise of ward facilitators of the scheme, held at the Oba’s Complex, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, announced that beneficiaries of the scheme in three local government areas of the state had saved over 500 million naira through contributions.

While explaining that his administration would give a loan to each participant four-fold of whatever she might have contributed, Governor Abiodun urged the ward facilitators not to make the programme a party affair, but to extend it to others.

In a remark, the wife of the Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, who said that the state government would continue to make life more meaningful for women, pointed out that the scheme would help women to be more economically viable.

Some of the beneficiaries including Mrs Kuburat Arigbabuwo and Mrs Sola Adedeji commended the state government for giving them the opportunity to contribute and have access to the loan, adding that the scheme would boost their social economic activities.

While explaining that his administration would give a loan to each participant four-fold of whatever she might have contributed, Governor Abiodun urged the ward facilitators not to make the programme a party affair, but to extend it to others.

In a remark, the wife of the Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, who said that the state government would continue to make life more meaningful for women, pointed out that the scheme would help women to be more economically viable.

Some of the beneficiaries including Mrs Kuburat Arigbabuwo and Mrs Sola Adedeji commended the state government for giving them the opportunity to contribute and have access to the loan, adding that the scheme would boost their social economic activities.

RadNig/Adebayo Yusuff

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