More than 6,000 drawn from 11 LGAs had reportedly benefitted from the Mrs Ajimobi's Food Bank, since the exercise started in July.
Over 6,000 women drawn from 11 LGAs had benefitted from the Food Bank, since the exercise started in July.
“The Ajimobi administration is working on many projects that will eliminate poverty and also provide employment opportunities to the unemployed youths in the state,’’ Ajimobi said.
She emphasised the need for women empowerment in the state, saying that it was a catalyst for social and economic development.
“Women empowerment will strengthen their ability to access and control resources and thereby lift their respective communities out of poverty.
The Ajimobi-led administration will harness the role of women in rural communities, as a force to drive out poverty from the state.
“It is our hope that this token that we are giving here today, will contribute significantly in mitigating the current economic situation we find ourselves today,” she said.
The governor’s wife noted that food items would be distributed across the 33 LGAs of the state on or before the end of September.
Responding, the wives of the caretaker chairmen in the respective Local Government Areas commended the efforts of the governor’s wife in empowering women in the state.
Some of the women that benefited from the project commended the governor’s wife for alleviating the plights of the less privileged in the society.
The governor’s wife visited Ona-Ara, Oluyole, Egbeda, Akinyele, Lagelu, Ido and Eruwa Local Government Areas.