8,000 women benefit from FG special grants


 Dayo Ojerinde

No fewer than 8,000 rural women across the Local Government Areas in Lagos State on Friday benefitted from the Federal Government special grants of N20,000.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, according to a statement on Sunday, said the objective of the initiative was in line with his agenda and reflected his commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, said, “The government will continue to initiate specifically designed empowerment programmes that will cushion the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural women and their small-scale businesses in the state.

“The initiative would ultimately go a long way in boosting businesses and assisting entrepreneurs to overcome the post-COVID-19 socio-economic challenges,” he said.

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The governor appealed to the beneficiaries of the grant to deploy the fund as a seed to boost their trade and businesses for greater income.

The state Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, stated that the special grant project was aimed at addressing the scourge of poverty among the poor and vulnerable women dwelling in the rural areas.

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