*Courtesy visit to Honorable Commissioner for Women Affair and Social Development, Kwara State on the Second Phase of the Implementation of End Child Bride Project*
On 28th July, 2020, WOYODEV led by the Executive Director, Mrs. Ajayi Tosin joined by Mrs. OredolaTaiwo, Mr. Ogunsola Seun and Mr. Olaogun Michael paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Commissioner for Women and Social Development, Mrs. Bosede Aremu and the Permanent Secretary, Hajia Hafusat Ibrahim with respect to the second phase of the implementation of the End Child Bride project.
In her submission, WOYODEV Executive Director gave the overview of what the organization has done previously with emphasis on the mass enrollment of 6000 vulnerable girls , 2000 each from the three political zones and how the organization has been supporting some of them. She also outlined the interventions earmarked for the phase and mentioned over 145girls were supported in education and skill acquisition from September 2019 when the new phase began.
In their remarks, the Honourable Commissioner and Permanent Secretary appreciated the effort of the organization on the good job done so far and pledged their continued support to initiative that is geared towards improving the lives of people, most especially the young girls. The Commissioner affirmed that indeed young girls are vulnerable to various vices are there is need to ensure their holistic development for a sustainable future.
The Permanent Secretary in her statement encouraged continuous partnership among stakeholders and pledged that the Ministry would always lend supporting hands anytime the need arises.