Ooni trains, empowers 160 female queen's tricycle riders - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, September 4, 2023

Ooni trains, empowers 160 female queen's tricycle riders

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has embark on training of 160 women in Ifeland as tricycle riders.

The monarch, through his House of Oduduwa/Queen Moremi Initiative in collaboration with TVS-Simba group, will train the women on how to ride tricycle and empower each beneficiary with a tricycle as a mean of generating livelihood.

Speaking with newsmen at the launching of the training programme at his palace, Oba Ogunwusi said the beneficiaries were drawn from the four local government areas of Ifeland for a start.

His words: "We are imploring other organisations to partner with us, so that we can engage more women because it is a male dominated sector. This time around, women can maintain these tricycles and people will pay them their money whenever they render that service to them. Through it they will be able to take care of their families, so they won't be dependent on husbands and fathers again. We are imploring other cooperate with us to empower more women".

Also, Queen Aderonke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi said the monarch's decision to empower women was borne out of the fact that women are at the bottom of the ladder in terms of politics, employment opportunity worldwide.

"We are targeting 160 women in the first phase, we intend to do more, but for now, we pick 40 women per local government in the  four LGA in Ifeland, 40 women per LGA, we are going to train them on how to become tricycle riders, we are going to empower them with one tricycle each. They will be supported financially by the Ooni of Ife and other sponsors who are interested. 

"Ooni is interested in empowering women because globally they are at the bottom of the ladder when it come with funding, work, politics and even private sector. His majesty has taken it upon himself to ensure that he tries as much as possible to empower women, uplift women, and showcase women so they can have sustainable living and be financially independent", she said.

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