Women in Ogun State have been commended for the impressive turn-out recorded in the on-going Mobile Skill Acquisition training, organized by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, to empower women in all the Local Government Areas of the State.
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Abiola Kufile-Okonji, who gave this commendation at the closing ceremony of the programme, held at the Odeda Local Government Secretariat, Odeda, for women in the area, noted that the training has continued to win acceptance of women in all areas visited so far, saying, the seriousness attached would encourage government to do more for them.
While assuring that the training would be replicated in all local council areas in due course, the Commissioner reiterated government’s unwavering commitment at ensuring that women are given their fair share in the socio-economic and political sectors of the State.
“The mobile skill acquisition since commencement, had witnessed impressive turn-out of women determined to learn one or two of the vocations. It is evidence that our people love the programme and I want to assure you that we will be moving to three other local governments, each from the three Senatorial Districts of the State next month.
Earlier in his address, the chairman Odeda Local Government, Hon Semiu Bola Lawal appreciated the State government for designing programmes aimed at alleviating and empowering the womenfolk, pledging the readiness of the council to always support actions in this direction. He enjoined the beneficiaries to make optimal use of the opportunity provided to improve their economic and social status.
At the Odogbolu Local Government, the Council Chairman, Mr Olawale Shittu described the programme as another form of dividend of democracy that seeks to teach women how to create more wealth for themselves, rather than depending on others.
Corroborating this, his counterpart from the Ado-odo/Ota Local Government, Hon Oladele Adeniji expressed the readiness of the council to follow-up on the beneficiaries to ensure they make effective use of the skills acquired.
Participants at each of the six local governments, said the mobile training has being of great benefit to them, pledging to reciprocate the gesture by venturing into one or two of the three skills taught at the programme to make them self reliant.