Wife of the Kogi State Governor, Mrs. Rashida Bello yesterday commenced the distribution of working tools to women as vocational empowerment.
Speaking at the ceremony in Okene, headquarters of Kogi Central Senatorial district, Mrs. Bello said she will continue to champion economic empowerment of women in the state.
She said the empowerment program which is coming just a day after her ‘Back to School’ program for school children in the state was to complement her husband’s efforts and ensuring self sufficiency for women folks.
She said she had mapped out schemes that will ensured social awareness, medical outreach services and other intervention activities to alleviate the sufferings of people in the state.
According to her, those projects are earmarked to beneficiaries devoid of religion or political affiliation, stressing that she will not compromise her drive to put smiles on the faces of women in the state.
“The distribution of these empowerment tools and intervention items is aimed at helping out those who ordinarily could not afford to purchase their vocational equipments. I hope and urged beneficiaries to make good use of what is being distributed today in order to become self sufficient.
She said with these, women in the state could become contributors to home resources without necessarily leaving the burden of home sustainance to their husband alone.
Items distributed includes; Industrial sowing machines, hair dryers, catering equipments amidst others.
Over 120 persons were beneficiaries of the empowerment program.