Noimot Salako-Oyedele, the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state has said provision of adequate maternal health care and key empowerment programs for the women in the state remain significant in the plans of the party’s governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun.
Salako-Oyedele revealed this on Sunday at a town hall meeting held at Otta, the state’s commercial nerve.
Large numbers of the state’s APC chiefs including the governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, re-elected Federal House of Representatives member, hon. Jimoh Ojugbele, serving state house of assembly member, Hon. Nurudeen Aina Akinpelu, Senator Akin Odunsi, Hon Tunji Akinosi among others graced the event put in place for APC candidates to interact with the electorate.
The over 1500 seating capacity Otta, Ijamido Town Hall was filled to the brim as party loyalists and supporters impressively acknowledged the deputy governorship candidate’s speech.
Salaoko-Oyedele in her speech described women as vital agents for development adding that they “play catalytic role towards achievement of transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for development.”
She said, for women’s immeasurable contributions to livelihoods and overall well-being, the Dapo Abiodun’s administration, if voted in, will ‘initiate women empowerment programs according to the identified needs of different groups.’
She further said ‘Ok’owo Dapo’ is an initiative set to provide interest-free loans for women particularly those in the rural areas to trade with adding that the government will work with established institutions to improve financial inclusion for women.
Speaking on health care for the feminine gender across the state, Salako-Oyedele said “the Dapo Abiodun’s administration will improve maternal health care provision and provide quality integrated and sustainable Primary Health Care services to the women in the reproductive age group and young children.”
She, however, added that “the new APC government in the state will work assiduously to protect the rights of women and formulate policies for the stability of the family and by extension the larger society.”
The governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun in his remarks however assured supporters of safety on election day.
He urged party members and supporters to go and vote and ensure their votes count before leaving their respective polling units.
“Do not be intimidated with thugs and touts, adequate provision of security for the electorate have been made. No one will attack or harass you while exercising your civic duty. Go out and vote for APC candidates,” Abiodun said.