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  •  The Imo Government has pledged to increase its support for women entrepreneurs in the state through access to loans The state s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups Mrs Nkechinyere Ugwu made the pledge at a sensitisation workshop for businesswomen and their support providers The workshop was organised by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC hellip
    Imo Government pledges increased support for women entrepreneurs 
     The Imo Government has pledged to increase its support for women entrepreneurs in the state through access to loans The state s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups Mrs Nkechinyere Ugwu made the pledge at a sensitisation workshop for businesswomen and their support providers The workshop was organised by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC hellip
    Imo Government pledges increased support for women entrepreneurs 
    Economy1 week ago

    Imo Government pledges increased support for women entrepreneurs 

    The Imo Government has pledged to increase its support for women entrepreneurs in the state through access to loans.The state’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups, Mrs Nkechinyere Ugwu, made the pledge at a sensitisation workshop for businesswomen and their support providers.The workshop was organised by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), in Owerri on Wednesday.

    Ugwu, who commended the women for their resilience in spite of numerous economic challenges, promised to help them access loans for their businesses. She thanked Gov. Hope Uzodimma for providing the enabling environment for women-owned businesses to thrive in the state and pledged continued support for women-friendly initiatives. “Despite the numerous challenges facing businesses in the country and beyond, you, our businesswomen, have remained resilient and we are proud of you. “The state government will continue to support you financially and otherwise so as to improve our economy, improve livelihoods and maintain our place in the comity of states,” she said. In his remarks, NEPC’s Executive Director, Mr Ezra Yakusak, said that 25 Business Support Organisations (BSOs) had already been listed in the NEPC’s directory.Yakusak, represented by NEPC’s Trade Promotion Advisor in Imo, Mr Anthony Ajuruchi, called on women exporters to avail themselves of the financial and other forms of support. “Today, we are providing detailed information on various services offered by BSOs and the process of accessing the services and we’re doing on-the-spot registration with BSOs for those who cannot register on their own. “Many women are not benefitting from the BSOs for lack of information and sensitisation, hence this workshop,” he said.Ajuruchi, in his address, said that the programme, a brainchild of the Women in Export division of NEPC’s Export Development and Incentives Department, was designed to move the business landscape in Imo to the next level.He mentioned some of the BSOs to include women associations, cooperatives, government and Non Governmental Organisations.“One of the aims of the BSO directory project is to close the gap between women entrepreneurs and BSOs who can help them to grow their businesses.“Knowledge is power and we shall continue to seek it for entrepreneurs in Imo to build their capacity”, he said.Also, Vice President of the Imo Exporters League, Mrs Amaka Onwumere, urged women exporters to identify with the League so as to have increased access to vital information and available incentives.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was attended by businesswomen, entrepreneurs and exporters from various parts of the state.VIN

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  •  The Victims Support Fund VSF a non governmental organisation has donated food items personal protective equipment and three boreholes to 3 000 vulnerable households and schools in Imo Presenting the items to the State Government in Owerri on Tuesday the Chairman of the organisation Gen Theophilus Danjuma rtd said the gesture was intended to complement government s efforts in hellip
    COVID-19: Group donates food items to 3,000 vulnerable Imo households
     The Victims Support Fund VSF a non governmental organisation has donated food items personal protective equipment and three boreholes to 3 000 vulnerable households and schools in Imo Presenting the items to the State Government in Owerri on Tuesday the Chairman of the organisation Gen Theophilus Danjuma rtd said the gesture was intended to complement government s efforts in hellip
    COVID-19: Group donates food items to 3,000 vulnerable Imo households
    General news2 months ago

    COVID-19: Group donates food items to 3,000 vulnerable Imo households

    The Victims Support Fund (VSF), a non-governmental  organisation, has donated food items, personal protective equipment and three boreholes to 3,000 vulnerable households and schools in Imo.Presenting the items to the State Government in Owerri on Tuesday, the Chairman of the organisation, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.), said the gesture was intended to complement government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19.Danjuma, represented by the Chairperson, VSF COVID-19 Taskforce, Mrs Toyosi Ogunsuji, said Imo was the 30th state to benefit from the fourth phase of the programme.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that each household would get 10kg of rice, 5kg of beans, 7kg of garri, 2kg of salt and 2.75 litres of vegetable oil.The organisation also donated solar-powered borehole each to three schools in the state.The schools included Comprehensive Secondary School, Umukabia in Ehime Mbano council area, Central School in Oru East council area and Central School, Okuku in Owerri West council area.Other items included 18,000 bottles of hand sanitisers, 6,000 re-usable facemasks, 10,000 latex gloves, 290 pieces of hazmat suit, 290 boots and 290 pieces of noodles.Danjuma said that the organisation had so far provided 57 boreholes to different communities across the country.He said that the next phase of the donations would take place in Kwara, Kogi, Gombe, Sokoto, Rivers and Cross River states.He commended Gov. Hope Uzodimma and his wife, Chioma, for not politicising the process of selecting the beneficiaries.Responding, the governor, represented by his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku, said the items would alleviate the plight of the beneficiaries occasioned by COVID-19.He thanked Danjuma for bringing relief to Nigerians and described COVID-19 as a strange disease that ravaged the economy of many countries, leaving many people poorer.“Many people died and so many spent their scarce resources attempting to get appropriate treatment for the challenges they faced with COVID-19.“It is gratifying that Danujma found it necessary to establish the special fund for this purpose to get some food across the states of the nation,” Uzodinma said.Earlier, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Vulnerable Groups, Mrs Nkechinyere Ugwu, also lauded the organisation for the gesture.Mr Jude Okparanozie, the Head Teacher of Central School, Okuku, which benefitted from the solar-powered boreholes, thanked the organisation for the kind gesture.Okparanozie pledged that the school would guard the facility jealously.Also, the President-General of Okuku Community, Mr Ike Daniel, commended VSF, the Federal and State Governments for siting the borehole in their area.

    (NAN)