As part of efforts to reduce the numbers of those within the poverty line and increase productivity, encourages small and medium-scale enterprises SMEs, for economic prosperity, the lawmaker representing Ifako-Ijaiye II, at the Lagos state house of Assembly, Hon. Rasheed Makinde, has empowered 100 residents of Ojokoro with a conditional cash transfer to boost their businesses.
At the presentation ceremony held at the residence of the lawmaker on Abule-Egba Lagos saw a large turn out of political, community and youth organizations as beneficiaries.
In his welcome address, the chairman central working committee, CWC, Makinde Formidable Team, Hon. Sunday Ajayi who showered encomium on the lawmaker charged the beneficiaries to continue to believe in the Government of APC.
He emphasized that the APC led-government in Lagos State is doing all things possible to ensure poverty reduction in the state.
Handling over the cash grant to the beneficiaries, on behalf of the lawmaker Hon. Makinde, a top leader of the CWC and Chairman Makinde Mainframe, Engr. Omolade Balogun, said that the programme is the second phase within the spate of 60days and it is a continuous exercise.
He further said that beneficiaries were drawn from the seven political wards of Ifako-Ijaiye constituency 02, Ojokoro LCDA.
“I am using this medium to inform you that Hon. Makinde has everyone in mind and will continue to accelerate and help issues that concern women, youths, and widows going forward.
“We initiated this programme early December 2021, and this is the second phase. We are resolved to continue and ensure we bring everyone into the net of the conditional cash transfer of Hon. Makinde. More beneficiaries will be drawn within the next few months as collation of names and data is currently ongoing.
Women, youths and widows are very important to our symbol, Hon. Makinde and we will continue to ensure we create an enabling environment for them to thrive.” Engr. Balogun concluded.
Speaking, the acting women leader, Makinde formidable team and its subsidiaries, Hajia Fausat Abass, who lauded the conditional cash transfer initiative of the lawmaker said that it would go a longer way in mitigating the challenges faced by women in the society.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to pressmen said that the cash is coming at the time economy is biting hard on the people.
Mrs. Shakirat Alade who benefited from the gesture, commended Makinde for always thinking about the economic prosperity of his people at heart.
She said “God will reward him (Hon. Makinde) immensely so that he can continue to do more for the people. I am going to ensure this cash is put into my business for more profit.” She concluded.