The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, hasÂ empowered its members through a povertyÂ alleviation and empowerment programme held at the OPC secretariat, Agodo, Ikotun,Â Lagos.
Speaking at the occasion, president/founder of the OPC, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, saidÂ the OPC in collaboration with Unity Bank and Imperial Finance and Securities LimitedÂ Â put in place measures necessary to fight poverty.
He added that they are giving out motorcycles, tricycles and loans to lift itsÂ members out of joblessness and poverty.
Also speaking, the vice president of the OPC, Otunba Kazeem Badmus, said the gestureÂ is not for members in Lagos State alone, as they would be taking the empowermentÂ programme to all the South Western states and other states where the OPC exists.
“It is to show that the OPC is a responsible organisation with good plans for itsÂ members,” Badmus said.
OPC members were also implored to embrace the opportunity given to them to insureÂ themselves against poverty, while the families of Mr. Gafari Oyesoga, who died inÂ active service were presented a cheque of N180,000.Â Badmus appealed to the membersÂ to always remain peaceful.