Supporting women through poverty-alleviation programmes key to nation-building ―Akin Alabi


Giving support to women, particularly those in rural communities, through various poverty-alleviation programmes has been described a as important to nation-building.

Lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara federal constituency, Honorable Akin Alabi, stated this while re-emphasizing his commitment to alleviating the suffering the masses, particularly the women population, whom he refers to as “ever loyal and a force to always reckon with.”

Supporting women through poverty-alleviation programmesHe stated this on Friday at the October edition of the Akin Alabi 250 million naira women empowerment scheme which was held at the brewery area of Ibadan. The event coincided with the International Day of Rural Women celebrated every October 15.

Alabi noted that the role of women in his emergence as a lawmaker can not be underestimated, adding that he designed the programme to give back to them and to enjoy the dividends of democracy.

He said the October 2021 edition of the programme is a continuation of the N250 million empowerment scheme he promised at the assumption of office in 2019 which aims to empower the less privileged, particularly womenfolk in his constituency.

According to him, the programme will give support to women at the grassroots in order to boost their petty trades, noting that 250 women get between N20,000 and N100,000 monthly depending on their documented needs.

Two All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in the constituency, Alhaji Sodiq Akintunde Akeem and Mrs Bamidele Akinwale, lauded the lawmaker for providing for the needs of the womenfolk in the constituency even at this time when the country is going through economic challenges.

The beneficiaries also lauded the lawmaker while praying to God to allow him do more.

 

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