The Special Adviser to Ekiti State Governor on MDGs and Development Relations, Mrs. Bunmi Dipo-Salami has said that the target of young women as beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme (CCT) by the state government is as a result of the high premium placed on women.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti at an advocacy visit to the wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi with the CCT committee members, Mrs. Dipo-Salami stated that the State’s MDGs-CCT has become a yardstick for measuring success in the 25 states of the federation where MDGs programmes are being executed.
Giving a breakdown of achievements recorded under the 2011-2012 MDGs CCT scheme, Mrs. Dipo-Salami said that 2,250 females from five LGAs namely, Ise-Orun, Irepodun Ifelodun, Ikere, Ido-Osi and Ilejemeje who benefited from the scheme have been paid their monthly stipends to date.
According to her, the MDGs office is partnering with the Ministry of Agriculture to identify agric-related businesses that the beneficiaries can invest in at the expiration of the scheme.
In her remarks, the wife of the Governor Erelu Bisi Fayemi who is also the CCT champion expressed her appreciation for being nominated as the CCT champion and also pledged her full support and commitment to the success of the scheme, adding that she holds in high esteem any initiative that can improve the welfare of women and vulnerable people.
Erelu Bisi Fayemi stressed that beneficiaries should be enlightened on legislations that protect the rights of women so as to seek redress if their rights are violated.
Among those present is the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Fola Riche-Adewusi, Caretaker Chairmen of Irepodun-Ifelodun, RTD. Major Tajudeen Awe, Ise-Orun, Mr. Deji Ajayi, and Ido-Osi, Mr. Ogunlade Kehinde LGAs.
The highlight of the visit was the presentation of a hilux car to the wife of the governor and CCT Champion.
Last modified: March 4, 2014