By Adeyemi Obadimu
In line to eradicate poverty in Ogun State, Igbalaye Ayodele Foundation ( IAF) has empowered Nothing less than 100 People in Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun State Capital today as part of his contribution to boost the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the State.
IAF was founded by the Former Labour Party Candidate in the last election who is also the Registrar of ESTG University.
Hon Igbalaye Ayodele Wasiu Popularly Known as (IWA) In a press release made available to journalists by his media adviser, Adeyemi Obadimu said SMEs play a mojor role in most economies, particularly in developing countries, they also contribute to job creation and global economic development, and that is why He came up with the idea of empowering barbers and those who are into SMEs in Abeokuta South.
Ayodele who was represented by IAF Chairman Kabiru Olajide explained the reason behind the massive empowerment in Abeokuta today.
‘it is not the time to play politics but to give back to the needy in olthe local government and we are given 50 barbers and 50 people who are into SMEs businesses, items given to the barbers are Clippers, after shave, Combs, brushes etc and 10 thousand naira each was given to 50 people to support their businesses.’
Kabiru Olajide urged beneficiaries to make use of what they were given wisely.
“I want to use this medium to advice today’s beneficiaries to make use of whatever items in cash or material things that is given to them in the best manner especially at this time that our country is facing some economic challenges. Furthermore, we promise to do more in different way of our daily endeavours, both the artisan and the traders. May Allah give is his endless support”.
I want to assure you that we will absolutely keep the good work going, we need your prayers and support in all ramifications and contributing to the growth of our people is our priority at IAF”.
Meanwhile beneficiaries from barber Association shower a deep prayer on the founder and prayed that God will continue to bless the foundation.
Comrade Hassan Ajasa, the former President of baber Association in the state urged Ayodele not to relent in empowering more people as God provide, he thanked all the coordinator and every member of IAF.
Also another beneficiary, Mrs Oshifeso thanked the foundation for showing love to the people,
‘if we have more foundation in this state that are helping the masses, I think poverty will eradicate in our dear state’