Micro-credit scheme: Ogun govt. disburses N200m to women in 3 months

 The Ogun Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development on Wednesday said it had disbursed N200million to a total of 7, 350 persons in the seventh phase of its micro-credit scheme covering January to March.
The Commissioner in the ministry, Mrs Abiola Kufile – Okonji, said this at the budget performance evaluation by members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation in Abeokuta.
Kufile – Okonji,  represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry,  Mrs Ranti  Oladeinde, noted that the programme, which would be rounded off in April, would help empower women.
She said government was irrevocably committed to investing in women empowerment and skills acquisition programmes to enable beneficiaries become self-reliant and  contribute to the development of the state and the nation at large.
The commissioner also said that the ministry had set up mechanism to reconcile 36 estranged couples whose cases were referred to them,.
She added that a total of 220 cases had been successfully resolved out of the 315 family cases handled by the Social Development Area Offices of Local Government Council Areas.
The Ogun Property and Investment Corporation, on its part, said it generated N1.32billion between January and March.
The sum, according to the Managing Director of OPIC, Mr Babajide Odusolu, represented by the Director of Finance and Account, Mr Adeniyi Adenekan, was generated from contractor  registration fees, change of ownership fee, sales of building and rent on government assets and propeerty.

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