The Honorable Minister for Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina, while on a working visit to Oyo State, visited CHIPROM on the 12th of September 2012.
L-R: Hon. Minister for Women Affairs, Enitan,
Commissioner for Women Affairs
She arrived at exactly 9:28 am in company of other Government functionaries both from the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and from the Oyo State Ministry of Women Affairs, which was led by the Oyo State Commissioner for Women Affairs Honorable Mrs. Tinuke Osunkoya.
On her arrival, the Hon. Minister was given a warm welcome and taken around the home to see our facilities. Enitan (CHIPROM manager), also acquainted her with the Mission, Vision Statement and Objectives of CHIPROM.
Samuel welcoming the Hon. Minister
She was impressed with the level of the facilities at CHIPROM, especially the cleanliness of our immediate environment. She reiterated that this is a type of environment needed for a child’s proper development and commented on how healthy the children looked.
The Honourable Minister introduced her entourage, which consists mostly of government officials from the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Officials from the Oyo State Ministry of Women Affairs, Politicians and Pressmen. She was then introduced to the CHIPROM staff.
The Minister took time to play with the children, but was especially drawn to Elizabeth and the Ajimobi twins, with whom she took pictures.
The Hon. Minister with some of the children
She charged the children to be of good behaviour, as they are the leaders of tomorrow and also encouraged all CHIPROM staff to be diligent in discharging their duties.
She was later presented with a ‘THANK YOU’ card which bore the names of the President Dayo Idowu, Mrs. Atinuke Idowu, Shade and Ayo Idowu, the Board of trustees Mrs. Ojobe, Mrs. Odunjo, Mr. Feyi , Mr. Idehen, all the staff of CHIPROM, the kids in the home and all the present volunteers. The content of the card was by Miss Glory Eden.
Glory reading Thank You card to Hon. Minister
After the presentation of the card, the children sang the CHIPROM anthem.