Hon. Bukola Olawale Olopade, former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Ogun State has empowered over 195 market women, artisans, aged and Youth through his movement tagged “Bukola Olawale Olopade Movement for Dapo Abiodun for second term” (BOOM4DA2) with cash award.
Speaking with journalists at the event held at Fajol House, Car Wash, Adatan in Abeokuta, Olapade represented by his wife, Mrs. Yetunde Olopade said the empowerment programme is aimed at impacting over 100 lives with N10,000 cash, adding that others 95 non members beneficiaries were selected from various wards and market in Abeokuta South Local Government.
He said this would be the third year where various kind of empowerment would be carried out by BOOM movement, pointing out that his intention is to continue the programme on quarterly bases, saying that ever since the programme started over 1000 lives has been impacted positively.
He said the gesture of N10,000 to beneficiaries of over 195 is to take care of their welfare, improve on their small scale businesses as well as make the aged among them feels they are not neglected in the running of the BOOM movement.
“My vision is to impact lives, do the little I can to make people around me happy and as well as improve on their small scale businesses and not only that the movement also takes care of the aged people for them not to feel neglected in the activities of BOOM4DA2”. Olopade said.
The Commissioner said categorically that his gesture and empowerment programme has nothing to do with his political ambition, saying that he is not contesting for any political office.
The event had in attendance Members, Ogun State House of Assembly Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa, Hon. Vice Chairman Abeokuta South Surveyor. Iretiolu Sotayo, Hon. Balogun Olaniyi Afeez, Hon. Oluwatibi Aron Foregoes, Hon. Gbenga Adewale and Ward 2 Councillor, Hon Juwon Sanyaolu.