No fewer than 2 , 000 residents of Lagos have been reportedly empowered by the Lagos State Government .
Each of the indigent residents were said to have received products valued at N 10, 000 , as part of efforts to lift them out of poverty.
According to a statement on Wednesday, the empowerment scheme , which is in its second edition , is tagged, ‘ Eko Care: Go forward , Grow Lagos ’ .
The Special Adviser, Office of Civic Engagement , Aderemi Adebowale , said it was a social intervention programme designed to serve as a palliative measure for the vulnerable, less privileged , lower echelon of the Lagos society .
“ The initiative aims to create a platform for financial empowerment of the poorest of the poor in the state thus enhancing socio- economic inclusion and cohesion, ” Adebowale added .
She explained that the beneficiaries were selected across the 20 local government and 37 local council development areas of the state.
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Adebowale advised the beneficiaries to see the empowerment as an opportunity to lift them out of the woods , adding that her office would continue to monitor and engage them individually and collectively to ensure they grew in their business .
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