Over 300 women, including widows and the disabled, across Ijebu Central Federal Constituency received cash for empowerment and other relief materials from Mrs Adeola Azeez, a seasoned banker.
Mrs Azeez, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, is aspiring to represent the constituency at the National Assembly.
The empowerment was in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) and as part of the social investment programmes of her initiative, Adeola Azeez Community Care Foundation (ACCF).
The beneficiaries were drawn from across several communities within the three local governments of the constituency, namely: Ijebu North-East, Odogbolu, and Ijebu Ode.
She also explained that the cash grant and welfare materials were distributed to support the bid of the identified vulnerable women to attain financial autonomy and improve their living outcomes.
She urged women to obtain their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) and participate in the voting process ahead of the 2023 elections.
“2023 is here and it is our collective duty to ensure that our country rises again. I know that you, like me, are tired of the status quo. But nothing changes by itself. It is what we demand and act on that changes. Let your voice count,” she said.
Mrs. Azeez’s declared bid for the House of Representatives seat has generated excitement and broad support in the state. Before delving into politics, she worked for over 30 years at Deutsche Bank.