Governor Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday marked the 2017 Women’s day by celebrating the Ekiti women in a grand style at Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti.
The women came from the 16 local government areas of the state.
During the rally, which was organised by the state government, Fayose promoted a woman Executive Director in the civil service, Mrs Adewole, who is to retire in two months, while he empowered a female musician popularly called Bukky with a sum of N2 million to purchase instruments with a pledge to appoint more women Special Assistants into his cabinet.
Promising to liberate women from all forms of oppression, Fayose stated : “Very soon, I will empower women engaging in petty trading and other businesses with a sum of N500m. I will also want to give financial assistance to 1,000 women apart from a sum of N200m I want to give to 200 women in farming.