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No fewer than 300 widows benefited from the empowerment programme
organised by the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), in
conjunction with LOTUS Bank.

The event, which held at the Authority's Ogudu Zonal Office on
Wednesday, had in attendance widows in the employment of LAWMA and other
waste service providers in the state.

In his welcome address, the Managing Director/ CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim
Odumboni, noted that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu
prioritised the welfare of widows, adding that the empowerment was
achieved with his support.

He said, “This is not the first time we will be doing this, we did it
during last year's Ramadan and by God's grace,  it is already part of
our plans to replicate same, come this year’s Ramadan.  We cherish you a
lot, and the governor does not take your welfare lightly.

"Today, we have the partnership of LOTUS Bank, which has joined us in
this progressive train, to take care of your financial needs, as you
open accounts with them today. Do not forget to exercise your civic
responsibilities during the forthcoming elections, vote for the right
candidate, we will continue to support you," he said.

The Managing Director of LOTUS Bank, Kafayat Araoye, represented by the
General Manager, Yemisi Mayagbon, expressed appreciation to the widows
for embracing the bank, promising them a robust collaboration for
business loans.

While assuring the women of ease and quicker access to their money,
especially with the current money crisis at banks, she assured their
constant commitment to women empowerment.

Some of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Tawa Obakoya and Olawunmi Badmus, who
received given electronic blenders and food items, thanked the
organisers for the initiative, promising their continuous support for
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration.

Also present at the event were: the Executive Director of LAWMA, Mr.
Kunle Adebiyi; Executive Director of LOTUS Bank, Mr. Isiaka Ajani Lawal,
Prince Fuad Oloto; LAWMA senior management staff members, among others.

In a related development, Odumboni, at a brief meeting with recyclers
and pickers at Olusosun Landfill, described them as the main drivers of
the circular economy, urging them to be more committed and supportive of
the Sanwo-Olu's administration, which has prioritised their welfare and
ensured they conducted their businesses in a conducive environment.




















Folashade Kadiri (Mrs.)
Director, Public Affairs

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