Posted by News Express | 27 June 2017 | 1,309 times
A Muslim group in Osun State, Ar-Rahman Empowerment Foundation has donated various working tools to indigent apprentices in the state as part of efforts to empower the downtrodden.
The beneficiaries, drawn from different parts of the state, collected their working tools at designated locations while the grand finale took place at the Ansarudeen Central Mosque at Sabo in Osogbo, the state capital.
The beneficiaries, who learnt tailoring, got sewing machines, while their hairdressing counterparts received dryer and those that went through computer training were given complete set of desktop computers.
The President of Ar-Rahman Empowerment Foundation, Malam Mutiu Bamidele said at the occasion that in the past nine years, the groups had assisted the less-privilege with the determination to help the target groups earn income on their own and be self-reliance.
Osun State Governor's wife, Alhaja Sherifat Abidemi Aregbesola lauded the group for complimenting the efforts of the state government on poverty alleviation.
Alhaja Aregbesola, who was represented by the wife of Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Sekinat Oyebanji, encouraged public spirited individuals to support the group in order to archive its goals
Dignitaries in attendance included the Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Engineer Nurudeen Adeagbo; Baba Adini of Osogbo, Senator Bayo Salami; former Group Managing Director of Odu'a Investment Company Limited, Dr Bayo Jimoh; Chief Imam of Afonta Central Mosque Osogbo, Shekh Abdulwahab Baani; Chairman of Olorunda Local Government, Hon Akee Olapdeas; and Chief Executive Officer of Gangaria investments, Alhaji Ma’aruf Adewale Adebayo.
•Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, presenting a dryer to one of the beneficiaries (in black hijab) accompanied by her relations.
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