As part of its commitment to ensuring social security, the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola-led administration in the State of Osun, on Tuesday, commenced an orientation and capacity-building programme for victims of violence in the State.
The one-week programme, organised in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme brought together victims of violence whose names were collated through a social register compiled by the State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU).
While declaring the empowerment programme open, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, said that his administration was interested in helping violence victims overcome the psychological challenge or trauma they have been through as a result of the violence, adding that the programme would help them get back on track.
Oyetola, who was represented by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, said his administration will continue to make efforts at ensuring that life gets better for every resident of the state.
“We all know the effect of loosing things you gathered with so many years of labour to a violence that broke out in just one day. Some of you even lost loved ones, family and friends. The government recognizes the fact that you are in pain and anguish.
“That’s why this administration is organizing this programme through the help of UNDP to help you get back on your feet physically, psychologically and financially. It is not the end of the world, good things can still happen to you, we just want you to make the best use of this opportunity”, he stated.