The Fayemi-led administration is committed to using the State’s budgetary allocation for women development in order to transform the lives of women in every rural family and improve their ease of living.
A total sum of #807 million allocated to women development in the 2019 Budget would enable the Kayode Fayemi-led administration to pay special attention to women development programmes this year.
The Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hon. Olufemi Ajayi made this assertion during a radio programme “Women Advocacy Fora” anchored by one of the Radio Stations in the State.
Hon. Ajayi, who said the Kayode Fayemi-led administration, was prioritizing women empowerment because of the high premium is placed on poverty alleviation which women will play a decisive role, assured that women empowerment training activities will commence shortly at designated Centres that will be opened to all categories of women
living in Ekiti.
The Commissioner, who described the Governor as a gender-sensitive personality, commended him for recording an appreciable figure in the number of women in the House of Assembly and appointing several of them as political office holders in the administration.
Commissioner Ajayi commended the wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi for performing excellently well, particularly in the area of Multiple Birth Assisted programmes.
The Budget and Planning Commissioner, who said that a more robust Budget and Project monitoring system had now been put in place, informed that Ekiti State now operates a zero budgeting system.