Women Development International Association
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Women are the Joys of Life --- Never Oppress, but Celebrate them !
Commemoration of the International Youth Day held by WODIA in
collaboration with Agbado Okeodo Local Council Development Area
(LCDA) of Lagos State on August 12, 2009.
The United Nations Designated International Youth Day was marked by empowerment of
more than 400 youths at the Agbado Okeodo LCDA.
Crutches and wheel chairs also donated to disabled youths over 1,000 persons attended the event
The representative of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development and the
State Ministry of Commerce and Industry. An Attorney at Law from Houston Texas, USA, Mrs.
Ann Gbenjo, an International Participant was in attendance at the occasion.
Dr. M.A. Ojo, a Psychiatrist Consultant from the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital ,
Yaba, Lagos (NOHIL) who was invited by WODIA, was present and lectured the
youths on the dangers of drug and alcoholic addiction, mental health and HIV/AIDS.
Sewing machines, grinding machines, bursaries and loans were given to several youths.
Four corporate organizations were in attendance to support WODIA in kind by
giving their products to the massive audience free of charge. The organizations
were Fan Milk PLC., Intercontinental Distilleries PLC., Bel-Impex Limited
(Member of Boulos Group of companies) and Zolon Health Care Limited
(Member of Emzor pharmaceuticals PLC). The Nigeria Red Cross Society
attended and paraded at the occasion.
Integrated Micofinance Bank Limited was present at the program and gave out
soft loans to needy youths and indigent persons who had previously applied for the facilities.
Widows were presented with cheques of N10, 000:00 (ten thousand Naira only = $66 )
each for family support while several aged members of the community were given
little money for personal up keep by the LCDA.
The Chairman of WODIA, Chief (Mrs) Olufunmilayo Egbeoluwa (standing)
addressing the audience at the International Youth Day ceremony.
Can there be a World without Women ? No, Not just Possible!
A Man cannot make the World Alone because he couldn't create it on his own !
Oh! Mother of the Nation, Mother of Men, Adore her, for she is Golden.
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