Dosunmu empowers Lagos women
Over 100 residents of Lagos Island have benefited from the on-going poverty alleviation program initiated by a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s House of Assembly aspirant in the area, Princess Oluwaseun Joy Dosunmu.
The beneficiaries who were enrolled into the program free of charge, were trained in cooking international, inter-continental and local dishes, soap and insecticide making, beading, computer training, fashion designing among others.
Princess Dosunmu, an House of Assembly aspirant in Lagos Island Constituency 1 under PDP, also gave out token amount to the beneficiaries after the one month program.
According to her, the money is her contribution towards the sum that the beneficiaries will need to purchase the equipment to be used in establishing themselves.
Dosunmu said that she was saddened with the pitiable condition of people she saw when trying to reach out to residents on her ambition, noting that it should not be overlooked.
“I discovered that many people are jobless, not that they are lazy, but they can’t find job to do after they finish their education. The scenario disturbed me a lot and I decided to use all available means within my capacity to assist”, she disclosed.
“I tried and secured a venue on the Island, invited and negotiated with some experts on the courses and printed out forms, which were distributed to each ward in the Lagos Island Constituency 1. The turnout was a big surprise for me because university graduates, housewives, male and female, youths and old, also people from Constituency 11 enrolled for the program”.
“This program is a continuous one because my dream is to see everybody engaged in one thing or the other. Devil makes use of idle hands. Many youths have turned to political thugs or motor garage touts, just to find something to eat and to take care of their families.
I believe that when they learn this trade, they will not be easily convinced to join bad gang”, she added.
She posited that her priority is to make life bearable for residents of Lagos Island by making them self-
reliant if elected.