Dr Yemi Adegboye Foundation has empowered women and children living in slums in Abuja to cushion the effect of petrol subsidy removal in the country.

In a statement, the foundation said it distributed palliatives and gave out money to women to set up businesses.

The Chief Executive Officer of DYAF, Dr Yemi Adegboye, said, “We gave money to about 24 women via bank transfers (for accountability), to support their families, pay school fees, pay house rent and set up businesses.

“We visited the IDP camp at Karu site, near Panteka River, met with about 300 women, distributed food items such as beans, rice, cooking oil, indomie noodles, to mention a few.

“We gave talks on malnutrition and healthy living. Today, we are reaching out to women who have relocated to this shanty at Gwarinpa, living in abject poverty, no light, no toilet, struggling to survive.”

During the intervention by DYAF, she said there was distribution of items such as rice, beans, noodles among others to over 300 women and children.

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