Wife of Ondo State governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has trained 150 women in various skills in Okitipupa Local Government Area.
The gesture, it was learnt, was among activities marking the first 100 days in office of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
Mrs. Akeredolu, who presented certificates to the beneficiaries after the training, urged them to use well the skills they acquired.
She said the goal of the training was to ensure that more women were empowered.
Chairperson of Okitipupa Local Government Area, Mrs. Morenike Alaka, described the support to women through the training as unprecedented.
She said: “Some of the women who are being trained today were impregnated and abandoned; some are school dropouts who have no certificates to acquire jobs that would sustain them. But with this kind of training, they are now empowered to become self-reliant. Henceforth, these women are going to be financially independent.”