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Osayande Splashes N1Million On Ohovbe Market Women

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  • comits to increased support for administration

THE Executive Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government, Dr. Eric Osayande, on Saturday splashed N1million on one hundred (100) market women in Ohovbe market, Ward 3, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area.

The initiative, a continuous programme of the Osayande-led administration, aims to support market women in Ikpoba-Okha LGA, amid the harsh economic realities occasioned by the removal of subsidy.

One hundred (100) market women benefitted of the distribution on Saturday.


The Osayande-led administration’s market money initiative, which started last year, when the Council Chairman assumed office for the second term, has seen to market women in various markets across Wards in the LGA benefit.

Urora market Ward 1, Oregbeni market Ward 2, Arewa women Ward 4, St. Saviour market Ward 5, Ugbekun community women and Ekiomwenigho market Ward 7, Oka market Ward 8, Okha, Ogheghe and Evbomoma markets Ward 9, have all benefitted of the initiative.

Speaking at the venue of the distribution on Saturday, Iyeki of Ohovbe market, Itohan Igbinosun, hailed Osayande for his human-face administration, full of joy, she said, “this is an unbelievable move by the Council Chairman, we have never seen this in the life of our market, I still can’t believe it is happening, but then, it is real and I have just picked mine”.

“I am extremely happy and my women are happy too”, she added.

Another beneficiary, Rosemary Ebosele, in obvious excitement, hailed Osayande, noting that Ohovbe market women will continue to throw their weight behind Osayande’s policies.

“We are so glad to benefit of this initiative; we have been hearing of how Council Chairman shares money to market women, we were hoping that someday, we will receive our share; we were very glad when news came that Ohovbe is next in line; we are so grateful”, she noted.

The Osayande-led administration’s market money initiative continue to gain huge commendation amongst market women and observers within and outside Ikpoba-Okha; it aims to support market women in their trade.

The distribution team, led by the leader of the Ikpoba-Okha Legislative Arm, Hon. Kingsley Balogban, had the Ward 3 Councilor, Hon. Osahon Usiobaifo, Special Adviser to Council, Hon. Desmond Iyen, Supervisory Councilor, Environment, Prince Aisosa Ogiegbaen, the Ward 3 woman leader, Iyobosa Arebamen and other members of the Ward in attendance.

The Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Chairman, Dr. Eric Osayande, has said Egba market in Ward 8, the newly-built Iyanomo market in Ward 9 and Ologbo township market in Ward 10 are next in line to receive market money.

Amongst market women beneficiaries at the Saturday distribution are, Itohan Igbinosun, Glory Ebeye, Eunice Okonkwo, Felicia Osifo, Joy Lucky, Vero Ikponmwosa, Vero Ediale, Rose Okoro, Margaret Uwagboe, Mary Osawe and Evelyn Omoruyi.

Others are Dora Ijeh, Josephine Eguasa, Sarah Tunde, Tina Uhunoma, Joy Edike, Grace Agwaze, Lilian Osabuohien, Victoria Aganbi, Mercy Eromosele, and Evelyn Okpaire.

Choice Omoruyi, Maria Aifuwa, Peace Obakpolor, Esther Idada, Rita Ayangbeson, Obehi Izevba, Queen Okoro, Margaret Ogala, Rose Osagioduwa, Margaret Sani, Toyin Ojo, Mary Adenomo and a host of others, also benefitted of the Saturday money market of the Osayande-led administration.

Recall that a fortnight ago, the Vice Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government, Hon. Osamuyi Idehen, led the distribution team to Ekiomwenigho and Oka markets in Wards 7 and 8 respectively to share money to market women; a gesture that was recieved with jubilation by the two hundred (200) beneficiaries of both markets.

Full list of names of the one hundred (100) market women beneficiaries of Osayande market money of Saturday will be published in subsequent report.

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