Hon. Gboluga Ikengboju, representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency at the National Assembly on Thursday, 26th, November, 2020, empowered 200 Women among his constituents.
The programme is part of the 2020 constituency projects sponsored by the lawmaker under the supervision of the Border Community Development Agency (BCDA).
Having trained them on hospitality management, cake baking, and other small and medium scale businesses, each of the 200 women were given the sum of N100,000 to either start up or support their businesses.
Beneficiaries were strategically chosen from Okitipupa and Irele LGAs including the vulnerable and down trodden irrespective of political or religious affiliations.
Speaking with the press at his Constituency office in Okitipupa, Hon. Gboluga noted that the project was strategically chosen to support women because of their immense contributions to the family and the society.
He opined that “when we empower women, we are building a nation, and also alleviating poverty. “
“We must equip our women to keep the family and society stable” he said.
Explaining further, Hon. Gboluga said, “we decided to train beneficiaries on cake baking and others because it is less capital intensive. We believe they will be able to kick start something on what they have learnt immediately.”
In her reaction, one of the beneficiaries from Ajagba in Irele LGA, Mrs Olutayese Abosede noted with joy that the programme was timely and impactful as she would be able to start her own business.
She said ” I want to sincerely thank the organizer for this laudable innovation.
” I have leant how to bake cake and I am sure to kick start immediately”
Another beneficiary from Ikoya, Okitipupa LGA, Mrs Kemi Akinlosotu also appluaded the programme, said it is one the finest in recent times..
The distinguished lawmaker also explained that, Youths Empowerment and other impactful programmes will come up in few week’s time.
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