By Ojo Peter, Ibadan
Mrs. Taminomini Makinde, the Wife of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has urged women across the the State to continue to adhere to all the tenets of the Ramadan fasting period.
According to the First Lady, who said most of the tenets of the Ramadan fasting period are for human kind consumption and if properly adhere to, each household, the communities and the State at large will continue to enjoy more progress and development.
Speaking during this ‘Year 2020 Ramadan Gift for Women In Oyo State Program’, the program that was held at the Government House Agodi Ibadan, on Thursday, the First Lady who was ably represented at the program by the Wife of the Deputy Governor, Professor. Bolanle Olaniyan stated that, the Ramadan fasting period teaches us to love one another genuinely, to always show love to each other, to continue to tolerates one another, and also to continue to stay together in unity and harmony.
“You will all agreed with me that it is only in the atmosphere of peace, love and harmony that we can have what I will call happiness of mind, and it is only in that situation we can have what I will refer to as a meaningful development.
“We have to tolerates one another, this will brings nothing but peaceful co-existenses within us, and this will further bring peace to our individual households and also to our different communities and as a matter of fact, it will bring much deserved and expected developments to our dear State.
“We understand what you are passing through, most especially at these period, we know that things are somehow tough and hard because of the partial lockdown of the Corona Virus, which has affected so many of households, I can tell you that it has even affected the global economy as well, we think it’s the right for us to assist you with this token of food stuffs so we can share it amongst ourselves to use them for the Edi il Fitri celebrations, we are doing these just to show how much we really cares about the welfare of our women. Mrs. Makind said.
The program who had on it’s beneficiaries list the Muslim women societies in the State, some Non Governmental Organizations, market and trader women, all 33 Chairpersons of the People’s Democratic Party across the State, including the State Women leaders of the rulling party among many others.
In attendance at the program are top officials of the State, led by the Wife of the deputy governor, Professor. Bolanle Olaniyan, the Head of Service, Mrs. Olalade Agboola, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matter, Mrs. Funmilayo Orisadeyi, Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Fausat Joke Saani, the State P.D.P Women leader, Alhaja Wulemot Ibitoye, The State National Orientation Agency Coordinator, Mrs. Dolapo Dosumu among others.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, one Mrs. Folukemi Azeem, a petty trader from Oke Ogun part of the State, commend the effort of the State government and also commend the Wife of the Governor for her kind gesture towards making lives more meaningful to women in the State.
Also in her own contributions, the state women leader of the rulling party in the State, Alhaja Wulemot Ibitoye said we appreciate our Governor and his wife for their kindness towards the women in our state, we also appreciate the Governor for inclusions of we women in his administration and we urge him and his wife to continue to do more for us, this our Ramadan gifts is well appreciated mostly because of the time it came, and we cannot thank him enough.”