Imo State Deputy Chief of Staff, Domestic and Internal Affairs, Honourable Mrs Ogechi Ololo has charged women to key into the federal and state government’s social intervention programmes.
Hon. Ololo gave the charge when she received on courtesy, Community Government Council (CGC) Women of Owerri North Local Government Area in her office, Monday.
The Deputy Chief of Staff noted that a lot of benefits abound from the programmes and admonished the women not to let the opportunity elude them.
She explained that the women could become millionaires by participating in the federal government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme, by providing their lands while the federal government caters for the clearing, planting and other expenses. She said that rice cultivated in a hectare of land can fetch over N700,000 as profit within a short period of time.
Hon Ololo also enjoined the women to identify with the state’s Ministry of Agriculture so as to benefit from the fertilizers, gifted to farmers in the state. She however, assured them of her support.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Lady Ethel Onyeneke of Obibiezena Ward thanked Hon Ololo for responding to their call. She expressed their readiness to assist Hon Ololo whenever she beckons on them and also prayed for success in all her endeavours.
Other members at the forum took turns to show their appreciation for Hon. Ololo’s impactful roles in their lives and pledged to reciprocate in a most rewarding manner.
In her vote of thanks, the Secretary of the Group, Lady Alice Amanze of Umuakalukwu Ward lavished encomiums on Honourable Ololo, describing her as a definition of what a woman leader should be.
Appreciating Hon Ololo’s immeasurable contributions and several empowerment programmes for the people of Owerri North, Lady Amanze said they are most grateful and urged for more support from her.
The highpoint of the parley was the donation of food items to Honourable Ololo.