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LAPO Workplace COVID-19 Prevention

LAPO Workplace COVID-19 Prevention   COVID-19 is caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, that is, normally transmitted between animals and people. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a disease caused by this new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in human. Coronaviruses […]

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AG. ED SPEECH AT IYEKOGBO COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH

His Royal Majesty, Omo’N Oba’N Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin Kingdom, Oba Ewuare II The Honorable Commissioner for Health, Edo State The Executive Chairman, Oredo Local Government Council Hon. Members, the Legislative & Executive Arms of the L.G Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Agency Traditional & Religious leaders The Medical Team Civil Society Organisations […]

Ekperi Community Agog As LAPO, Japanese Embassy Commission N28m Rice Mill Project

UGBEKPE-EKPERI – The serene community of Ugbekpe-Ekperi, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State came alive on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 during the official commissioning of the Rice Mill Project built by the people of Japan in partnership with Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO). It was a joyous moment for the locals as […]

FOUNDER SPEECH AT THE OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE UGBEKPE-EKPERI COMMUNITY RICE MILL PROJECT IN EDO STATE 2020

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, His Excellency, Kikuta Yutaka The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11 The Executive Chairman of Etsako Central LGA, Comrade John Osi Akhigbe The Egiegbai II of Ekperi Kingdom, Alhaji D.Y.E. Kanoba Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Gentlemen of the Press Ladies […]

  World Cancer Day: LAPO Holds Cancer Sensitization Campaign, Emphasizes Regular Medical Screening Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has enjoined Nigerians to embrace the culture of regular medical cancer screening as a preventive measure against the infection. Speaking at the 2020 World Cancer Day Campaign organised by LAPO in Benin City, the Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed concern thatcancer […]

LAPO Improves Community Health, Screens 103,606 for Common Diseases

LAPO Improves Community Health, Screens 103,606 for Common Diseases The Executive Director of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Sabina Idowu-Osehobo has expressed the organization’s determination to curtail the incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in target communities across the country. She said LAPO screened and treated 103,606 community members for HIV, malaria, high blood pressure (BP), blood sugar, hepatitis […]

LAPO Supports Rural Farmers With 11bn

LAPO Supports Rural Farmers With 11bn Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the nation’s food security status as well as enhanced the production capacity of 129,637 rural farmers with a loan disbursement of 10,936,270,300 in 2019 financial year. The figure represents 49% increase over the sum of 7,342,503,550 disbursed to the beneficiaries in 2018. The Executive […]

HIV/AIDS Intervention Project: LAPO Seeks Commitment Of Oredo Legislative Arm

HIV/AIDS Intervention Project: LAPO Seeks Commitment Of Oredo Legislative Arm Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has appealed to the Legislative Arm of Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State to commit itself to mobilize target communities, schools and health personnel in the council area to participate in its current HIV/AIDs intervention project. As a part […]

LAPO Combats Cancer, Screens 27,689 Community Members

LAPO Combats Cancer, Screens 27,689 Community Members Cancer mortality remains the highest in Africa and among the highest in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. As a development organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) is committed to disease prevention and health improvement in Nigeria. In 2016, the organisation initiated the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer […]

LAPO Equips 3,304 Micro Business Owners With Business, Financial Skills

LAPO Equips 3,304 Micro Business Owners With Business, Financial Skills Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are agents of economic growth, job generation and poverty reduction all over the world. In Nigeria, they are playing an important role in income distribution, employment and wealth creation. As a part of her contributions to the development of […]

LAPO Promotes Human Rights, Grants 2,017 Women Free Legal Aid

LAPO Promotes Human Rights, Grants 2,017 Women Free Legal Aid  Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) promotes all-round progress for women and gives voice to the voiceless and the poor in society. Since 1987, the organization has been defending the rights of abused and violated women in Nigeria through pro bono service. In 2019, LAPO granted 88 vulnerable […]

LAPO Empowers 1.2 Million Nigerians With Health, Social Services

LAPO Empowers 1.2 Million Nigerians With Health, Social Services Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the socio-economic and health conditions of 1,257,297 community members across the country with her innovative services in 2019. A breakdown of the figures indicates that 274,929 persons were reached with direct services in target communities while 976,368 were empowered through Information, […]

Pregnancy Awareness Week: LAPO Sensitises 2,300 Beneficiaries

  BENIN CITY – Over 2,300 beneficiaries were reached on Tuesday at Egor market and environs during the sensitization exercise carried out by Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) to mark pregnancy awareness week. Speaking on the theme of the awareness week which is, “Safe motherhood and healthy living, “LAPO’s programme officer, Onouorah Awele Vivian as […]

THE 19TH ANNUAL LAPO DEVELOPMENT FORUM SPEECH 2012

  Honourable members of Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Commissioners, Distinguished Senior Public Servants, The Chairperson, Special Guest of Honour, Development Partners, Civil Society activists and leaders, Leaders of thought, Distinguished scholars, Members of LAPO, Staff of LAPO, Gentlemen of the Press, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the Board of Directors, members […]

2014 LAPO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION SPEECH

  The Chairperson Guest Lecturers Special Guests of Honour Development Partners Community and Civil Society Leaders Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to be part of today’s occasion put together by LAPO to mark the 2014 International Women’s Day. LAPO recognizes that gender relations […]

2015 LAPO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION SPEECH

The Chairperson Guest Lecturer Special Guests of Honour Development Partners Community and Civil Society Leaders Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the Board of Directors, members and staff of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), I warmly welcome you to this occasion put together by the organization to commemorate the 2015 International […]

2014 Lapo International Women’s Day Celebration Communiqué

  Preamble Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), a poverty-focused development institution marked the 2014 International Women’s Day celebration in Benin City with the theme: “Inspiring Change: Enhancing Women Equality in Decision making.” The programme, chaired by Hon (Mrs) Esohe Jacobs, a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly provided opportunity for participants including […]

THE 21ST ANNUAL LAPO DEVELOPMENT FORUM SPEECH 2014

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LIFT ABOVE POVERTY ORGANIZATION (LAPO) MR. GODWIN EHIGIAMUSOE AT THE 21ST ANNUAL LAPO DEVELOPMENT FORUM HELD AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014.   Chairman, Special Guest of Honour, Distinguished Guests, Gentlemen of the Press,  Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Board of […]

LAPO MICROFINANCE BANK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY SPEECH 2013

AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LAPO MICROFINANCE BANK, MR GODWIN EHIGIAMUSOE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 6TH LAPO MICROFINANCE BANK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY HELD ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH.2013, AT LAPO ANNEXE OFFICE, IRORUN PLAZA, 65, KUDIRAT ABIOLA ROAD, OREGUN, IKEJA, LAGOS, NIGERIA Special Guest of Honour The Chairperson, LAPO Scholarship Board Representatives […]

LAPO MICROFINANCE BANK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY SPEECH 2012

AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF LAPO SCHOLARSHIP BOARD PROFESSOR CHRISTIANA OKOJIE AT THE OCCASION OF THE 5TH LAPO MICROFINANCE BANK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 4TH 2012, AT LAPO HEAD OFFICE, 18 DAWSON ROAD BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.   The Chairperson, Guests of Honour, LAPO Management staff, Clients and parents, Representatives of the […]


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