Over 50 thousand Nigerians benefit from intervention scheme

Tunde Akanbi,Ilorin

No fewer than fifty thousand individuals have benefited from the Kwara State Micro Credit Intervention Scheme, MCIS, for small and medium scale enterprises since its launch in 2012.

Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed said the intervention scheme was to positively empower and inject more resources into the State economy.

Ahmed while addressing participants at the 25th National Convention of the Pan-African Christian Women Alliance, PACWA, in Ilorin stressed that ‘‘the scheme prioritized women and young business owners across the state.’’

National Convention is a four-day programme with the theme:”The Lordship of Christ in All Things.”        

He therefore, called on Kwarans to join government efforts to foster women empowerment.

Call to Duty
The Governor particularly urged clergy women to play stronger roles in restoring lost morals and values that had been eroded in the society in the name of globalization.

Ahmed also assured religious bodies and other corporate organizations that the government was ready to partner them for all round development in the State.

The PACWA National Chairperson, Doctor Florence Aboki had implored government at all levels to create enabling environment for all, especially women and youth to develop their leadership skill without interruption.