The Nigeria Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has reiterated the federal government’s commitment to prioritise programmes that will empower women and contribute to national economic development.
The minister made this known during the STEAM Flagship Entrepreneurship and Life Skills Graduation in Abuja. She described Nigerian women as intelligent and industrious, adding that the present administration had already put in place various skills acquisition and empowerment programmes aimed at making them self-reliant.
While commending for the empowerment programmes for women, the minister called for the support of other stakeholders towards reducing poverty and unemotional among Nigerian women.
In her remarks, however, the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem called for measures that would end gender-based violence in the country.
She said women have a more significant role to play in ensuring a better and productive society.
The Executive Director stated that UNFPA would continue to provide the necessary support to Nigerian women to achieve their desired dreams in life.
Earlier, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lelook Bags Academy, Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa said the beneficiaries six months of training is her dream to give young people a headstart in life skills development through bags making techniques towards ensuring self-reliant.
She, therefore, reiterated her commitment that would ensure an effective and productive empowerment scheme for Nigerian youths and women.