Dickson presents N30m draft to Niger Delta women in Lagos

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As part of his eco­nomic empower­ment programme for Women, the Bayelsa State Governor, Se­riake Dickson yesterday in Lagos presented a draft of N30 million draft as revolving loan for the Niger Delta women in Lagos, disclosing that the era of free money was over in the state.

Speaking at a programme held at the Nigeria Navy Bar­racks, Ajegunle, Apapa, which had in attendance the likes of a renowned activist, Joseph Evah, the Deputy Na­tional Chairman of the Peo­ples Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus and over 3,000 women, the gover­nor, said the loan could be ac­cessed through the formation of cooperative societies.

The governor, who urged the women groups to make prudent use of the facility to improve their economic fortunes, assured them of his preparedness to make more funds available, if they justify the purpose of the scheme.

According to him, the state government was collaborating effectively with credible financial institutions to raise about N30 million as trust fund to drive its small and medium enterprises development policy.

source: Daily Sun  

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