Saturday, 25 May 2013

(NEWS): Governor Amosun’s wife gives 500 ATM cards to senior citizens of Ogun state


In her efforts towards assisting the elderly people in the state, the wife of Ogun State Governor, Chief ( Mrs.) Olufunso Amosun, through her UPLIFTing the Aged Welfare has given 500 free ATMs cards to senior citizens drawn from the 20 local government areas of the state.

While speaking during the launching ceremony of the UPLIFTing the Aged Welfare (ATM) Cards at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto in Abeokuta,the state capital, Her Excellency said the cards would hasten and reduce the rigour and other challenges encountered during the distribution of food and commodities to the aged who are scattered across the state.

Chief (Mrs.) Amosun explained that the Welfare Card, which was donated by Ecobank Plc, was a continuation of the
her UPLIFTing the Aged welfare package designed to make life more comfortable for the senior citizens in the state, saying the enlisted aged people could now access their monthly stipends through the Welfare Cards to purchase their food and other commodities
without having to come down to Abeokuta, or workers travelling hundreds of kilometres to distribute those items.

She was quoted as saying, “The Welfare Cards are in line with the proposed cashless policy of the state government to reduce handling of cash in the society. This would go a long way in uplifting the lives of our revered citizens and contribute positively to the development of our economy.”
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