Wives of the Executive Local Government Chairmen as well as their Vice have been encouraged to embark on a lasting project that will transform the lives of women, youths, and children at the grassroots for the better.

The First Lady of Oyo State, Engr. Tamunominini Makinde made this known on Tuesday, during a closed-door meeting with the wives of all local government chairmen and their vice-chairmen across the 33 LGAs and 35 LCDAs, held at the government house, main lodge, Agodi, Ibadan.

According to her, women, youths, and children at the grassroots level must feel the impact of this present administration in Oyo State under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde because they have worked for it and they must enjoy the dividends of democracy.

Mrs. Makinde stressed that “though the State is facing a lot of challenges like insecurity and the Covid-19 pandemic which will soon be a thing of the past with the limited resources that we have, we will use it to transform and empower our women and children who are in need”.

She further explained that “the purpose of this meeting is to get to know each other because some of the wives of the executive local government chairmen and their vices are new in the system like me and we need a robust way to help women to be independent because it is not necessary to give them fish but to teach them how to fish”.

Mrs. Makinde, therefore, urged them to work together in unity, peace, and love to actualize their dreams and to see what to do to lay a good legacy even after their tenure in government.

The First Lady gave kudos to them for the support given to their husband and the good work they are doing at the grassroots, emphasizing that, they are not there yet and still have a lot to do. She also asked them to feel free to talk about what is happening at their various Local Govt and LCDAs, both the things they can do or change to improve women’s lives, empowering women and children.

In their separate remarks, the wife of Egbeda local government chairman and wife of Oluyole local government chairman, Mrs. Monsurat Sanda, and Mrs. Oluwatosin Popoola Settle, respectively, described Oyo State First Lady as a role model which all must be followed because of her passion to change the life of all women, youths, and children in the State to bring their dreams to come true, and especially at the grassroots level.

They, therefore, lauded her for the motherly support as she is working together with her husband to ensure that people of Oyo State are happy, and encourage them on a project that can benefit the masses such as education, health, and the less privileged people.

Sunday Ogundare,
Media Officer to HE,
28th September 2021.

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