A non-governmental organization (NGO), Quintessential Business Women Association (QBWA), has initiated measures to strengthen women empowerment and economic self-reliance in the country.
The group’s National Vice President, Rev. Janet Eyo, disclosed this at a one-day Imo State Women Empowerment programme.
She said that the nation’s apex bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has so far released N2.5 billion out of which N2.4 bilion had been disbursed to achieve the aim.
Established in 2012 by the Global President, Mrs Shimite Katung, with a mission to empower 50 corporative societies in the 774 local government areas across the country through the issuance of soft revolving loans, Eyo assured that the package was to assist the women to reduce their dependence on their husbands and relations for survival.
She explained that a total of 90 groups are expected to benefit from the initiative in Imo State while the beneficiaries are required to ensure that the benefits of the programme trickle down to women at the grassroots to enhance their standards of living.
Source: Daily IndependentÂ