Nigerian Government tasks women on government policies, programmes

Jennifer Inah, Abuja

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The  Nigerian government has urged women in both rural and urban areas in the country to leverage on various policies and programmes of government for economic advancement.

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum stated this when she received a delegation of executive members of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) led by its Chairperson Executive Council,Mrs. Ngover Ihyembe Nwankwo in Abuja.

Amb. Katagum said through various policies like Trade Policy, Investment policy, Tomato policy implementation among others, Nigerian women could leverage on these and promote their businesses.

She noted that the Ministry in its regulatory functions would continue to initiate policies and programmes that will enhance the participation of women in Nigerian economy.

The Chairperson Executive Council  of Women in Management, Business and Pubic Service and leader of the delegation, Mrs. Ngover Ihyembe- Nwankwo said the association is committed to ensure that women participate and attain higher positions in their various fields.

She stressed that the association had organised series of programmes and activities to build capacities of women in their various fields.

While commending the Minister of State for being a role model to other women, she added that the purpose of their visit was to seek for collaboration with the Ministry in area of women empowerment.




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