The Oyo State government yesterday assisted close to 1000 people.
The wife of Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, while addressing women at the empowerment programme which took place at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, said that the government was not coming with the empowerment items because of the elections.
This is just as the first lady reminded the people of similar efforts that had lifted the people from poverty.
She urged the beneficiaries to vote for APC candidates in the general election.
Said she: “Don’t think this is a campaign. We’ve been doing this before now. There is no party that can do what we are doing today.
“There is no party that can cater for women like the APC. It takes only someone with the fear of God to do this kind of empowerment in a hard time like this. Let’s not go backward. Only Buhari can take this country forward.”
Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who later came to the event, took the opportunity to introduce the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, to the people.
He said Adelabu has all it takes to build on the foundation he has laid in the last seven and a half years.
The women pledged their support to the APC candidates in the forthcoming elections. They said they would reciprocate Mrs. Ajimobi’s kind gesture by voting massively for APC candidates.
At the event attended by women groups, market leaders, non-governmental organisations, youth groups, among others, 1,000 women were empowered with small scale business equipment and N20,000.
Some of the distributed items include sewing machines, industrial cookers, freezers, hair dryers, grinding machines and popcorn making machines.