Ekiti State Government has expended over N40million in the last three
years to cater mothers with multiple births in the State.
The Wife of the Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi who made this known in Ado
Ekiti while disbursing funds to mothers with multiple births, said
that 594 families have benefitted from the scheme tagged Multiple
Birth Trust Fund.
According to her, there is also a pool of funds kept in designated
accounts for each of the affected babies when they reach school age
under another arrangement called Investment Opportunity Scheme out of
which 22 children have benefitted.
The Governor’s wife, who was represented by the State Commissioner for
Women Affairs and Social Development, Alhaja Maryam Ogunlade, said
that the focus is to empower indigent people particularly women and
children with peculiar challenges in the State and make them
Stressing that the programme was tailored to ease the challenges faced
by mothers with multiple births, Mrs. Fayemi expressed satisfaction
with the significant positive impact it has had on many families since
it was inaugurated in June 2011.
She advised the beneficiaries to judiciously utilize the funds given
them emphasizing the importance of prudent spending in achieving that
Erelu Fayemi also solicited the continued support of people in the
State for the efforts of the Fayemi led administration to develop the
State and improve the lot of the people, saying that the
administration would continue to partner interested individuals and
corporate organizations towards achieving the desired goals.
In her remarks, one of the beneficiaries of the scheme, Mrs. Kemi
Afolayan expressed appreciation to the Governor and his wife for the
kind gesture and promised on behalf of all the beneficiaries to use
the funds for the well-being of their children.