Ogun State Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu has revealed government’s renewed commitment to uplift lives of women and children living in rural communities across the State.
Engr. Bisiriyu stated this in Abeokuta, while receiving the delegation of ’Nigeria for Women Project’, a World Bank Implementation Support Mission, commending the choice of Ogun State, as one of the three States from the Southern part of the Country for the Baseline Survey carried out to determine areas of needs for assistance, to eradicate poverty among women and children in the rural communities.
He assured the group of government’s continued support for the projects assigned for the upliftment of lives of the citizenry, especially women and children.
“We are ready to support every international donor programme that would positively impact our communities and citizens. I can assure you of our readiness to give all it takes to attract partnership that would aid development of our people and society at large”, Bisiriyu said.
In her presentation, the National Coordinator of the Project, Mrs. Friya Bulus, explained that the programme has four basic components including; Building Social Capital, Livelihood, Innovation and Partnership, as well as Project Management, Monitoring, Education and Learning.
She noted that the programme, initiated by the World Bank Implementation Support Mission through the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is currently in six States of the federation, which are, Abia, Edo, Kebbi, Niger, Taraba and Ogun, was designed to assist and empower women.
Mrs. Bulus added that the programme would be implemented in three Local Government Areas of the selected States, with each representing the three Senatorial districts of each State.