Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Empowers 350 Lagosians With Cash, Vocational Tools

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Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has brought smiles on the faces of 350 Lagosians by empowering them with cash, vocational tools at the fifth edition of her community sensitisation and empowerment initiative.
Sanwo-Olu splashed the largesse on hundreds of beneficiaries, drawn from all the 57 local government areas and local council development areas yesterday at an empowerment programme organised by the Office Of The First Lady, Lagos State.
In her address at the event held in Lagos House, Ikeja, Mrs. Sanwo-Olu said the initiative is a commitment to the well-being and prosperity of every individual in the state and a testament to collective resolve to empower communities, uplift the marginalised and foster a culture of inclusivity and progress as partners in a shared vision of a greater Lagos.
She said, ‘’Empowerment in form of cash, vocational tools and human resources are some of the ways in which the Office of the First Lady corroborates the efforts of some state government MDAs that have the core mandates for human capacity development and empowerment programmes.
‘’From the various interventions from the Office of the First Lady of Lagos State, empowerments of the citizens occupy a unique position because this gesture is extended to both young and old men and women.
‘’From skills training and entrepreneurship development to healthcare awareness and educational support, our efforts at the Office of the First Lady are multifaceted and far-reaching. We believe that by investing in our people, we are investing in the prosperity of our state.’’
Mrs. Sanwo-Olu listed other strategic areas of support and interventions by the Office to include the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), health care interventions, social welfare programmes for orphanage homes, educational interventions, fight against drug abuse, boy-child and girl-child initiatives, youth and women empowerment and caring for the physically and financially disadvantaged.
The governor’s wife urged the beneficiaries to put the empowerment tools to good use to liberate themselves from poverty and become independent individuals.
Also speaking, the state’s commissioner for commerce, cooperatives, trade and investment, Folashade Ambrose Medebem, commended Mrs. Sanwo-Olu for her kindness and efforts to make women economically viable, noting that the community sensitisation and empowerment programme is a catalyst for change and beacon of hope to change poverty and inequalities among the people.
The highpoint of the event was the symbolic presentation of tools comprising hairdressing kits, popcorn machines, Shoe making packs, tailoring machines, Vulcanizing machines, among others to the beneficiaries.




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