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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Old People's Home Coming To Ogun - Efuwape

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Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, has disclosed that the Ogun State government would establish old people's home with facilities to cater for the senior members of the  society.


Mrs. Efuwa said the state  was ready to ensure that the welfare of women, children and the old persons in Ogun were given adequate attention.


   The Commissioner made this known while speaking with reporters  in her office at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta, noting that some old people were not well taken care of.


She said that  the Women Affairs Ministry planned to have a home for the senior citizens in the State.


"Old people need company, somebody to talk to and to watch their diet, so, we are hoping to have an old people's home, where they will keep each other’s company, with doctors attached to them to check their state of health regularly and their children aboard would have rest of mind that their parents were being taken care of back home.

  

 She added that through participatory approaches for sustainable development of the State, she would be  poverty alleviation programme for women to make them self reliant and good ambassadors of the State.


She also urged women not to see themselves anymore as weaker vessels, rather they should embrace gender equality and stand up for their children.


Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs, Hon. (Mrs.) Adijat Adeleye, assured women that, as much as they have contributed their quota in the electioneering campaign, the dividends of democracy would surely get to them.

 "Gone are the days, when women would be used during electioneering campaigns as mere instruments and there after done away with. 


"Now, we are ready to take care of their needs and welfare so that they can enjoy what they have worked for," she stated

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