Fayose promises one-third elective positions, N500m for empowerment

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose
‘Women must be change-agent’
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has announced a N500 million revolving loan for women in the state. He also announced that 200 women in farming would be supported with N200 million.
Besides, he promised that one-third of elective positions starting from the local council election in the state in December would be ceded to the women to increase their participation in politics.
At the occasion, the governor also promoted a woman, Mrs. Adewole, an executive director, who is due for retirement in two months’ time, to a permanent secretary in the civil service..
He also empowered a female musician, popularly called Bukky, with a sum of N2 million to purchase instrument with a pledge to appoint more women special assistants into his cabinet.
Promising to liberate women from all forms of oppression, Fayose stated: “Very soon, I will empower women engaging in petty trading and other businesses with a sum of N500 million. I will also want to give financial assistance to 1,000 women apart from a sum of N200 million I want to give to 200 women in farming.”
In another development, women in Nigeria have been urged to be affirmative and determined in their efforts to contribute to the change agenda of the present administration and in the society in general.
This was the submission of speakers at a public discussion organised as part of activities marking this year’s women’s day by Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC), held at the University of Ibadan yesterday.
Source: News

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