|Mrs. Olufunso Amosun|
As part of activities marking the 2012 International Women’s Day celebration, wife of Ogun State governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, on Thursday, empowered some women in the state by giving them some items procured at prices lower than the market rate, with a 12-month interest-free repayment period, while some were given distributorship rights in various companies.
Speaking in Abeokuta on the occasion, Mrs Amosun described the International Women’s Day as an “opportunity for global community to celebrate the contributions of women” to families, communities and nations, adding that the day gave the womenfolk a chance “to reflect on issues and challenges” facing women worldwide.
She said the United Nations had adopted “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty,” as the theme for this year, but Ogun State was celebrating with the theme “Uplifting Women,” noting that empowerment of women was vital in addressing social, economic and political challenges in the state.
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