NO fewer than 100 women in Ijebu-Ode Local Government, Ogun, have been trained on various vocational skills to make them self-reliant.
The one-day programme was organised by the Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development at the council’s secretariat in Ijebu-Ode on Friday.
The state Commissioner, Mrs Abiola Kufile-Okonji, advised beneficiaries to use the skills acquired to liberate themselves from poverty.
Kufile-Okonji, represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs, Miss Toyosi Anifowose, said the programme was aimed at giving succour to the less privileged.
“As a woman, learning a skill should be a priority to make you to be self-dependent.
“I want you to make use of this opportunity to sustain yourselves and your households, to be a valuable support to your husbands.
“This skills acquisition programme will expose you to learning the tricks and skills of making liquid soap, body cream and small chops,” she said.
According to the commissioner, the training will continue periodically to ensure that more people benefit from the programme.
In his address, Mr Gbolade Oduwole, the Chairman, Ijebu-Ode Local Government, commended the state government for the programme and sensitivity to the plight of women at the grassroots.
“Today’s training will go a long way in assisting women positively as well as give them hope of a better life for themselves and their families.
“We will continue our drive to ensure that the dividends of democracy are felt by all toward the restoration agenda of the state government and the country at large,” Oduwole said.
One of the beneficiaries, who spoke on behalf of others, Mrs Olaronke Ogunsolu, commended the state government for the programme which she described as highly impactful.
She said the women remained optimistic about the opportunities the training would avail them, adding that it would help them cater for their needs. (NAN)
– Mar. 24, 2018 @ 4:30 GMT |