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Mrs Akeredolu assured business women in Ondo state that empowerment of women will be top priority in her husband’s administration when voted in as governor.

The women from all over the 18 LGA in Ondo state gathered together to show their support for the APC candidate, Aketi.

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Many women participated in the key interactive meeting, Ondo women in business for Aketi. The women managing several businesses came together to meet with Mrs Akeredolu to discuss women economic empowerment.

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Mrs Akeredolu said most small medium enterprises are owned and run by women and emphasised the importance of these small businesses in the economy of the state.

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She said that small medium enterprises are the engine room for development of any economy because they form the bulk of business activities in growing economy. She told the women that their businesses contribute to the economy in terms of output of goods and services, creation of jobs. It develops a pool of skilled and semi-skilled workers as a basis for future industrial expansion.

She guaranteed the women that their small medium businesses will be encouraged as it is a catalyst for socio-economic transformation of Ondo state.

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She assured the women that when her husband is voted in the election of 26thwomen will have access to soft loans to encourage their businesses.

Mrs Akeredolu told them that there is ample provision for women in her husband’s 5 point agenda.