In order to assist women develop their business skill, wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, Akwa Ibom state governor, Emmanuel Udom and his Adamawa state counterpart, Jibrila Bindo, would mentor about 1,000 women on strategies to boost their income generation.
Meanwhile, following Federal Government declaration that the country is out of recession, Lagos state governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode, has tasked women to be creative in their chosen endeavours, stressing that it would assist them in competing favorably in the society.
Ambode, who disclosed these at press briefing on forthcoming 17th National Women’s Conference (NWC), held on Wednesday at the secretariat, Alausa Ikeja, added ingenuity of Nigerian women is needed to achieve practical solutions to the country’s economic challenges.
She said that the three-day women’s conference which start in two weeks, themed ‘She Creates, She Transforms’, is aimed at helping women improve their participants’ social and economic conditions in the society.
She hinted that Osinbajo and the two governor’s would declare the conference open and close, stressing that they will mentor the women on how they can become successful enterprenuer and assist the nation.
Ambode disclosed that renowned facilitators have been selected to examine issues on women empowerment in the country
On creativity, she argued embracing creative and innovative entrepreneurship skills would not only assist the family, would aid development of every family in Nigeria.
“You will agree with me that women are uniquely created, endowed with skills and blessed with creativity. As helpmate, we care for the family and impact on immediate environment positively. The woman out of very little creates. She transforms the little created to something bigger and better. Our transformation efforts extend to all facets of human engagement.
“Empowered women can become not only wage-earners but also job-creators and this is imperative for eradicating poverty in our nation.
”We therefore, call on women who wish to make a difference for themselves and their families to adapt to new challenges and keep up with changing times by using whatever vocational skills they have to improve their economic status.
”We are also calling on government at all levels to investing in women’s economic empowerment to spurs growth and development in the country, ” she added.