Friday, 25 August 2017

Kogi Govt. creates sustainable financial mechanism to support women empowerment

Mrs Bolanle Amupitan, Kogi Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development said the state government had put in place mechanism toward achieving sustainable financial support for women empowerment.

She stated this on Friday during the inauguration of Omala Local Government chapter of Governor Yahaya Bello Support Women Network (GYBSWoN) at Omala.

Amupitan further stated that GYBSWoN was tailored toward mobilising support for and enlightening women at the grassroots on the Bello-led administration, its policies and programmes.

She,therefore, urged women at the grassroots to form agricultural/entrepreneurship cooperatives, to enable them benefit from the grant and loan initiatives of the government.

Amupitan said the ministry had employed an effective strategy to achieve equitable sharing of the grants.

“Women have been selected from each polling unit that will reach out to other women and these benefits are extended to women from other political parties, “she said.

Earlier, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Rashida Bello, called on the women in the state to remain supportive of the present administration.

She who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant on Administration, Mrs Kelechi Ajayi.