FG Urges Women To Key Into Govt Policies, Programmes


0

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum has urged the Nigerian women in both rural and urban areas to leverage on policies and programmes of government for economic advancement.

A statement signed by Deputy Director Press in the Ministry said the Minister stated this when she received a delegation of executive members of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) led by the Chairperson, Executive Council,Ngover Ihyembe Nwankwo in Abuja recently.

TheFact Nigeria observers that as stated by the International Monetary Fund, (IMF), the average female workforce participation rate across countries is still 20 percentage points lower than the male rate.

This is largely because gender gaps in wages and access to opportunities, such as education, stubbornly persist.

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

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

In her address, the Chairperson, Executive Council of Women in Management, Business and Pubic Service (WIMBIZ)  and leader of the delegation, Mrs. Ngover Ihyembe- Nwankwo said the association was committed in ensuring women participate and attain higher positions in their chosen fields.

Ihyembe-Nwankwo said that the association had organized 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 said the purpose of their visit was to seek for collaboration with the Ministry in area of women empowerment.

The Assistant Director, Gender in the Ministry, Mrs. Hajara Usman applauded the women’s activities and stated that it is a laudable effort towards promoting women participation in the economy.

She therefore promised to reach and contact the association on any empowerment programmes of the Ministry.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
Editor

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube and Vimeo Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format