Senator Adeola empowers 5,500 market men, women with in Ogun West - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Senator Adeola empowers 5,500 market men, women with in Ogun West

By Ifedayo Adewale

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial Candidate for Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Adeola Olamilekan has donated the sum of N137million as part of microfinance empowerment scheme for over 5,000 market men and women in Yewaland.

The empowerment programme, tagged 'Oloja Yayi',  was organized in conjunction with Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), Lagos.

Disbursing the financial empowerment through bank transfer at a colourful event held in Ilaro, Yewa South local government area of the State, Senator Adeola, said the essence of the empowerment was to eradicate poverty among market men and women in Yewaland.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance equally noted that, the empowerment of 5,500 market men and women was the beginning of developmental strides that will happen in Ogun West if elected as Senator in the February 25 National Assembly election.

“I am doing this empowerment to send a message that I’m fully prepare to represent you in Abuja. The essence is to eradicate poverty and empower our market men and women.

“I’m also using this opportunity to support our governor, Prince Dapo Abidoun with this microfinance scheme for our market men and women in Ogun West. This will be the beginning of good things to come when I’m elected as Senator in February 25.

“I’m calling on market men and women to vote for APC and our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Please vote for APC from top to bottom.”

Speaking earlier, the Executive Director, Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research Lagos, Prof. Abiodun Sule commended Senator Adeola’s giant stride for fast-tracking developmental projects to Ogun West.

According to the Executive Director, no Senator in the entire country has outperformed Senator Adeola in terms of infrastructural development.

He said, in the year 2022, Senator Adeola empowered over 100,000 women and youths in Lagos West.

He, therefore, called on the beneficiaries of the financial scheme to reciprocate the gesture by voting APC.

In her address, the Iyaloja General of Ogun State, Chief Yemisi Abass appreciated Senator Adeola for rendering support to the market women and men.

Chief Abass said the financial support would prevent traders in the state from obtaining loans with high-interest rates.

She assured Senator Adeola of the market women’s votes at the poll as show of their appreciation.

Meanwhile, the beneficiaries were given N25,000 each as start-up capital to support their businesses.

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