Kwara Govt Empowers Apprentices, Distribute Tools, Cash To Lucky Beneficiaries


Kwara State government has empowered apprentices in the state by distributing tools to them Speaking at the event, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State said his administration was committed to inclusive growth and that no segment of society would be left behind, the government, he noted, has an obligation to do this.

The presentation of   tools, machines and cash to  the beneficiaries was done through  the Office of  the governor’s  Special Assistant on Women Empowerment.

Beneficiaries of the empowerment scheme were spread across the 16 local government areas in the state.
The Governor said the programme aligns with his administration’s efforts to drive inclusive growth, poverty reduction, and societal cohesion.

‘Our objective for supporting this kind of initiative is to give everyone a fair sense of belonging. This is not tokenism as some people may claim. It is a form of economic inclusion which is important to strengthen societal cohesion’ he said.
The governor appealed to beneficiaries of the scheme to put the items to proper use as a complement to their earlier training.

‘Our appeal to the beneficiaries is to use it properly. I’m aware that some of the beneficiaries had earlier been trained and this is only to get them starting. For some others, it is government’s response to their needs assessment at this time.

Every society is divided into strata and each of them deserves to be taken care of within available resources. This is what we are committed to. We will not leave anyone behind.
A careful reading of our Economic Sustainability and Delivery Plan 2021-2024 shows clearly the direction we are headed. We are not just committed to opening up Kwara for sustainable development by building critical infrastructure, we are working very hard to achieve inclusive growth that brings everyone on board’ he said.

Special Assistant on Women Empowerment,  Hajia Bolanle Ismail said the administration considers  entrepreneurship as a viral component of the global campaign against mass poverty.

‘It is vital to have support mechanisms, organizations, mentors, networks and training through which we can implement our brilliant, game changing ideas. We are incredibly fortunate to have all of these in the roadmap of the government.
Governor AbdulRazaq is always ready to rekindle the lost hope and bring laughter to Kwaran women’ she submitted.
Items distributed included sewing machines, grinding machines, deep-freezers and make-up kits.