The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has commended President Bola Tinubu for inspiring his aides to uplift the poor.

According to her, the president’s passion for helping the underprivileged has influenced his aides, who are also working hard to empower those in need. This, she said, is instructive given the prevailing socio-economic situation in the country.

According to statement yesterday by the Assistant Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Information, Henry David, the minister spoke during the presentation of a kiosk and N500,000 to a single mother of two and hairdresser, Amina Oluwatobiloba, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education (SSAP-TVEE), Abiola Arogundade, at Wuse Shopping Plaza, Abuja.

Arogundade’s gesture, which aligns with advancing the Renewed Hope mandate, was in continuation of the award of N100 million to 120 successful beneficiaries and participants of the UNLOCK Training program by the SSAP-TVEE.

The UNLOCK initiative also extended support to 80 entrepreneurs through the distribution of solar kiosks to program beneficiaries positively impacting numerous aspiring business owners.

“I am truly grateful for President Tinubu’s commitment to the welfare of the poor. His declaration to not suffocate the poor is truly reflected in this generous gesture by Abiola today,” she said.

According to her, empowering the beneficiary was due to her resilience, hard work and dedication. She added that Oluwatobiloba’ challenging circumstances, enduring significant hardship to support her children as a single parent culminated in the donation.

An overjoyed Oluwatobiloba said she has never received such kindness before and was deeply touched by the unexpected gift.

“I am overwhelmed by this gesture. I thank Mr. President, I thank my mummy, the Minister, for making it happen. Without her, people would not have known me.

“I also thank the SSA to the President who decided to give me a double portion of her kindness, both the kiosk and N500,000. They have given me back my life,” she said.

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