Edo Guber: Ighodalo’s supporters lift market women with empowerment fund in Nigeria’s governorship election

Supporters of Asue Ighadalo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming Edo governorship election in Nigeria, have shown their belief in his candidacy by providing cash gifts to boost the trading activities of market women in the state.

 

The gesture extended by Executive chairman of the Etsako East Local Government Council, Princess Benedicta Attoh alongside Dr. Uyi Igbinadolor, was meant to enhance the capital base of the market women.

 

Tagged, Benedicta’s Market Women Money, each of the beneficiaries selling petty goods like vegetable, pure water, fufu, fish, and others hawking as well as some using grinding machine collected N10,000.

 

In distributing the cash sum, Igbinadolor for Asue/Ogie team stormed the Agenebode main market on Tuesday and handed the money to the traders.

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While handing over the cash gift to each of the beneficiaries at the Agenebode market, the National Coordinator of the Team Dr. Uyi Igbinadolor for Asue/Ogie, Chief Jude Ogbekile urged the beneficiaries to plant the financial support from the U.S based donor as a seed by adding it to their micro businesses.

 

He thanked the council chairman for the good report about her human capital development activities as seen and heard across during the tour in the market.

 

Addressing the women, the council chairman introduced Dr. Uyi Igbinadolor as the donor of the N300,000 for 30 women meant to give lifeline to support the poorest of the poor in the society.

 

She described the lifeline support as one that is offering hope, dignity, reducing poverty, promoting self-sustainability and development.

 

She called on public- spirited men and women to emulate the Edo born United States based medical practitioner, Dr. Uyi Igbinadolor by extending helping hands to those that need help the most in the society.

 

She said charitable donations play a significant role in poverty alleviation, especially in rural communities.

 

Attoh further expressed gratitude to Sir Tonna Okei, a brother and friend also based in the United States who she said facilitated the donation saying Dr. Igbinadolor has a track record of always putting smiles on the faces of the downtrodden in the society.

 

She assured that the distribution of financial support to the downtrodden across various markets in Etsako East Local Government will continue in Okpekpe, Imiegba and Okpella markets respectively within the week.

 

Source: The Nation

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