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WAPA seeks partnership with women focused NGOs

The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, has further strengthened its alliance with 200 representatives from various women-focused NGOs across Lagos State, as means of alleviating the economic plight of its women residents.

Speaking at an interactive session, themed ‘NGO sustainability for women empowerment” held during the week, Mrs . Cecila Bolaji Dada, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, reiterated WAPA commitment to grooming female entrepreneurs, that contribute to the economy.

Dada said .” this forum affords us an opportunity to dialogue and foster mutual understanding towards an impactful Life. In every success story of a tree’s development, the grassroots must have been well nurtured using harnessed resources like water and rich soil. WAPA is the rich soil for identifying vulnerabilities of our women and how best to support them.

While reassuring on the commitment of the State Government to support the downtrodden, the Commissioner stated ” the economic situation encountered Nationwide, has a number of women facing various nerve breaking challenges.
“Most of the experiences are gruesome to relate, some even worse.We have however, identified the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda , under Mr.Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, as a driving force of development , for enhanced productivity within the State.

” The target of this administration through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation is to ensure that all women residents are economically independent.

” is why our target using both the Short- Term and long – term skills acquisition Programmes, will continue to thrive as a tool of change, which contributes to the economic development of women entrepreneurs.”

In her address, the Permanent Secretary, WAPA; Mrs.Oluyemi Kalesanwo, explained that the Governor of Lagos State; Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu walks the talk by personally taking up activities that ensure well – being of both the underserved and underprivileged in Lagos State with a view to free women from the shackles of poverty.

She reiterated “I want to thank the Governor of Lagos State for his belief in the collaborative governance through WAPA, in touching lives.

“He has not only demonstrated this by giving his support, but also altruism through his own personal cash donations, but also through universal approval to ensure the success of our initiatives”

Kalesanwo recounted the need for re-certifications as an annual procession, in aligning with Lagos State order for functional NGOs within the State.

Also speaking, the Lagos State Coordinator of the Institute of Humanitarian Studies ; Mr James Obatunmibi, charged participants to identify their strengths, challenges and opportunities at ensuring sustainability of existing registered NGOs in Lagos State.

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