As part of her role in overseeing initiatives aimed at empowering market traders and fostering economic development across the state, the Iyaloja General of Oyo State, Princess Folashade Abeo Nurudeen, on Saturday, graced the Stakeholders Summit on Education, Health, and Security in Okaka Town, Oke-Ogun Zone of Oyo State.
The event, which held at Okaka Baptist School, marked a significant step in her ongoing statewide empowerment and financial palliative initiative for low-scale market traders.
During the summit, the Iyaloja, again, empowered over 50 traders in Okaka town, providing grinding machine and set of hairdryers to local artisans.
The ceremony was conducted by HRM. Abdul-Azeez Ayoola Olatunji (Ogelende IV), the Olokaka of Okaka Land, where he emphasized the commitment to supporting grassroots development and economic empowerment.
A press statement released by her Press Secretary, Mr. Rahmon Alawode, indicated that Princess Abeo will continue to show dedication and commitment towards uplifting market traders across the state.
Princess Abeo, at the event, was quoted to have said: “I am happy to be here today for this event and very grateful to join the Stakeholders Summit. I am so sure that the fund given to our traders here will help them to improve their capital and expand their various businesses.
“I want to assure everyone of us here today that the empowerment programme will be an ongoing thing and would cover every part of the state because I believe it will contribute to the ease of doing business for our market and local women traders.
“I will continue in the same commitment to empower market traders, support artisans, facilitate what would enhance education, health and security in the state.”
Dignitaries and stakeholders present at the event included Hon. Dele Adeola, Member, Oyo House of Assembly, representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju Constituency; Okaka Chiefs, Okaka Development Foundation group, NURTW members of Okaka; all Oke Ogun Market Leaders and various other stakeholders committed to the welfare and progress of the community.