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The Governor of Osun state, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has expressed deep shock over the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the Matriarch of Sanni family, and the husband of Yeyeluwa Dupe Adeleke Sanni. | Governor Adeleke felicitates with Baba Oyedokun at 89 | Governor Adeleke Condoles with OAU, Family Over Olawuyi’s Loss To Lion Attack | Ijesa Tradiional Council Endorses Governor Adeleke for Second Term | ADELEKE HAS NOT TAKEN ANY LOAN– OSUN GOVT. …..APC SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING ILLITERACY | We are Working Hard to Ease the Suffering of our People- Governor Adeleke | We Will Continue To Prioritize The Welfare Of Our Senior Citizens – Governor Ademola Adeleke | Governor Adeleke Advocates Strong PPP for NYSC | Osun Government Inaugurates Asset Recovery Task Force | Osun Judicial Strike: Governor Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance as Parties Sign Resolution Agreement | Infra Projects: We Award Contract Based on Competency and Lowest Quotation. | Governor Adeleke to Inaugurate Committee on Food Security, Reels out Actions on National Economic Crisis | Use Your Appointments to further Osun Interests, Governor Adeleke charges new FG Appointees | We didn’t Receive any 1,500 Bags of Rice for CAN- Osun Government | 75km of Roads Constructed in One Year of Adeleke’s Administration – P.S Works, Engr. Bello…says all Local Governments in the State were considered… | Governor Adeleke Unveils Food Security Plan, Preaches Unity on Economic Crisis | ADVERTISEMENT FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE | Economic Crisis:Governor Adeleke Disburses N500m Plus Social Safety Funds | Governor Adeleke Preaches Rapprochement on Valentine Day | MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS PAKISTIANI HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA READY TO ESTABLISH BILATERAL COOPERATION AND DIRECT TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OSUN STATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST OSUN ECONOMY.

Breaking News

The Governor of Osun state, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has expressed deep shock over the death of Alhaji Tohir Aderemi Sanni, the Matriarch of Sanni family, and the husband of Yeyeluwa Dupe Adeleke Sanni. | Governor Adeleke felicitates with Baba Oyedokun at 89 | Governor Adeleke Condoles with OAU, Family Over Olawuyi’s Loss To Lion Attack | Ijesa Tradiional Council Endorses Governor Adeleke for Second Term | ADELEKE HAS NOT TAKEN ANY LOAN– OSUN GOVT. …..APC SUFFERING FROM FINANCIAL, ACCOUNTING ILLITERACY | We are Working Hard to Ease the Suffering of our People- Governor Adeleke | We Will Continue To Prioritize The Welfare Of Our Senior Citizens – Governor Ademola Adeleke | Governor Adeleke Advocates Strong PPP for NYSC | Osun Government Inaugurates Asset Recovery Task Force | Osun Judicial Strike: Governor Adeleke Pays Staff Wardrobe Allowance as Parties Sign Resolution Agreement | Infra Projects: We Award Contract Based on Competency and Lowest Quotation. | Governor Adeleke to Inaugurate Committee on Food Security, Reels out Actions on National Economic Crisis | Use Your Appointments to further Osun Interests, Governor Adeleke charges new FG Appointees | We didn’t Receive any 1,500 Bags of Rice for CAN- Osun Government | 75km of Roads Constructed in One Year of Adeleke’s Administration – P.S Works, Engr. Bello…says all Local Governments in the State were considered… | Governor Adeleke Unveils Food Security Plan, Preaches Unity on Economic Crisis | ADVERTISEMENT FOR TEACHERS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE | Economic Crisis:Governor Adeleke Disburses N500m Plus Social Safety Funds | Governor Adeleke Preaches Rapprochement on Valentine Day | MINISTRY OF FEDERAL AFFAIRS PAKISTIANI HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA READY TO ESTABLISH BILATERAL COOPERATION AND DIRECT TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH OSUN STATE AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST OSUN ECONOMY.
Alhaja Sherifat Aregesola
Webmaster September 13, 2013

EMPOWERING WOMEN: Over 70% Of Nigerian Women Live Below Poverty Line – Mrs Aregbesola

Alhaja Sherifat AregesolaThe wife of the Governor of the State of Osun, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola, on Thursday, bemoaned the excruciating effects of poverty in Nigeria, lamenting that 70 per cent of the Nigerian women were living below poverty level.
She tasked the three tiers of government, corporate organisations and wealthy individuals in the country to step up measures aimed at ameliorating  poverty in the society, most especially as it affects women and girl child.
Alhaja Aregbesola made this disclosure in Osogbo at the graduation ceremony of 1,500 women who participated in an eight weeks skills acquisition programme, organised by her office, in conjunction with the state Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.
The women were trained in hair braiding/weaving, tie and dye, event management, cakes and snacks production, soap and pomade making, hat and turban making, bead/wire works, production of stove thread, rat poison, insecticides, disinfectant, among others.
She explained that the programme, sponsored by the state government, was a demonstration of government’s passion to make women relevant, functional, productive and formidable partners in progress.
According to Aregbesola, “Poverty pre-disposes women to economic hardship, social marginalisation, untimely death, violence, diseases and other menace, while it also heighten the girl-child abuses through practices such as child labour, child marriage and trafficking of girls.”
Mofolake AdegboyegaShe stated that: “Women are relegated to the background by societal norms and culture. They do not have equal opportunities like their male counterparts. It is high time issues on gender equalities are brought to the fore and tackled decisively so that the potentials abounding in women would be fully tapped and utilised.”
In her welcome address, the state Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Mrs Mofolake Adetoun Adegboyega, said that the training was deliberately packaged  to empower women and make them socially, economically and politically relevant in the society.
 
(NIGERIAN TRIBUNE)

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