A Taxi Commissioner in the city of Newark New Jersey, Honourable Olamide Davies Talabi has built a 50 bed Shelter home for Abused women and Trafficked victims in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
This, she said is her widow’s mite in rehabilitating the abused and trafficked victims from Oyo state.
Meanwhile, Oyo State Government has commended the Ibadan-born Diasporan, Honourable Talabi, for constructing such brilliant project in Ibadan.
Today, the SSA Diaspora, Hon Bolanle Sarumi led the Diasporan and her team on some courtesy visits to the Chairman, Oyo state House of Assembly Commission Rt Hon. Abdul-Wasiu Musah, and the Chairman, Oyo State Transportation Corporation, Hon Dare Adeleke.
Speaking, Rt. Hon Abdul-Wasiu described the initiative as laudable and brilliant one, which is coming at a time when human trafficking has been a major issue in our society.
“This project will contribute its quota to the development of our girls, especially those who have had the awful experience of being trafficked”.
“With your help, our girls need proper sensitisation before they embark on journeys. They should be sensitised on why they should not travel without proper advise”, Hon. Musah said.
Also, Chairman, Oyo State Pace setter Transportation Corporation, Hon. Dare Adeleke while receiving Talabi and her team today, hinted that the State Government appreciates such gesture by the donor.
“We hope your NGO will assist Oyo state Government in sensitising our citizens. Thank you very much. We would regard you, not just like a partner but like a valued family member.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu commended Hon. Talabi just as she urged other well-meaning individuals to equally assist in whatever capacity they can to make life worthwhile for returnees.
“We urge you to work hand-in-hand with Oyo State Government, while we will ensure the facility is put into judicious use.
We look forward to this and we call on other well-meaning Nigerians and Oyo State Diasporans to come home and support Oyo State Government in any ways of benefit to the people.
“This is a very encouraging corporate social responsibility which others should key into”, she said.
Hon. Olamide Davies Talabi’s shelter for the abused and trafficked would be commissioned tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Ibadan Civic Centre in Ibadan at 10am.
On her team were Ms. Anya Liebman CEO Liebman Associates Newark New Jersey and Ms Blessing Samede.