Hon. AFEEZ BALOGUN, an Abeokuta South Federal house of Representative aspirant has commended the Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for disbursing livelihood grants to women in the state.
This was contain in a statement personally signed by him and made available to newsmen through his media office in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Recall that the State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday, officially flagged off women empowerment scheme with disbursement of individual livelihood grants to 2,094 women across the state.
The governor, who performed the flag-off ceremony at the relaunching of Oko’wo Dapo scheme in collaboration with Nigeria For Women Project (NFWP) at the MKO Abiola Int’l Stadium, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, said women empowerment and emancipation would continue to be at the front burner of his administration.
The event had the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development; Mrs. Pauline Tallen, wives of the Kwara and Osun State governors, the World Bank Country Director, Mr. Shubham Chaudhuri, among other dignitaries in attendance.
Abiodun noted that in the economic architecture of his government, the womenfolk form a vital economic block, hence, the emplacement of various schemes to empower them, not only financially but economically.
Balogun while commending the Governor maintained that the kind gesture indicated that governor Abiodun is not only focusing on men but also interested in the welfare of our women especially as regards alleviating poverty and increasing prosperity of women.
“I had never in the history of Ogun state seen a Governor like Dapo Abiodun who is so passionate about the growth of his people” – Balogun added”
He concluded by calling on the people of the state to support governor Abiodun for another term, saying he deserves another run at the helms of affairs.