Akeredolu Vows to Eradicate Poverty Impacting Women in Ondo

Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, Wife of Ondo State Governor on Thursday said the present administration was determined to kick out poverty from the faces of women in the state.

Anyanwu-Akeredolu said this at the grand finale of the 5th Foundation For Wives Of Ondo State Officials (FOWOSO) Summit held in Akure.

The wife of the governor explained that all her projects had opened ways for girls and women in the state and transformed them to be self-reliant, while she would not relent in helping women and girl- child.

According to her, aside of FOWOSO, there is one formidable organisation, BRECAN, that deals with and saves the life of breast cancer victims in the state and country in general.

“Also, over 3,000 of our daughters have been empowered through BEMORE summer bootcamp being one of our projects too, and they are now grown women and very ascertained for wealth.

‘So, we are doing our best in this administration to kick out poverty from the face of the women in the state,” she said.

Anyanwu-Akeredolu, therefore, appreciated those who had been supporting her projects in one way or the other, saying government would not relent in it’s efforts to support women in the state.

She, however, charged women and the girl child not to discourage and see themselves as second fiddle, but rather a positive game changer which would not be pushed aside in all areas of their endeavor.

Mr Ayodele Olawande, Minister of State for Youth, who was represented by Mr Owaleye Omolayo, appreciated the wife of Ondo State Governor.

He said she raised and elevated women from the level of poverty to potential women across the three senatorial districts of the state.

Olawande also applauded Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State for his relentless efforts to ensure that the state got two ministers during his regime.

The minister also said people, especially youths, should support the present administration to enjoy more dividend of democracy.

“We have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that our youths attain the level of leadership and our corp members are in conducive environment and their goals,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ayedun Abolaji, an 87 year-old woman from Isua Local Government Area of the state, was given a bag of rice as best dancer to commemorate the fifth FOWOSO summit.

Five people each won 10kg of rice, table gas; dryers; sewing machines; television sets; and grinding machines, while one person each won generating set, refrigerator and deep freezer.

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