International Women’s Day: El Rufai flags off N200m disbursements to women

Written by on March 9, 2022

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has flagged off the disbursement of N200 million as part of Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund (KADSWEF), to commemorate the 2022 International Women’s Day, making it the third time that his administration will empower the women entrepreneurs.

The flag which was witnessed by senior government officials, Women Groups, and Civil Society Organisations as well as the general public, was held at Umar Musa Yar’adua Conference Centre, Kaduna on Tuesday.

The governor reiterated that the fund is meant to support small traders with capital to grow their businesses, noting that women’s economic empowerment increases the quality of lives of their families and improves society.

The governor explained that the government changed the name of Ministry of Women Affairs to the Ministry of Human Services and Social Development ‘’ because there is no humanity without a woman.’’The governor also commended the efforts and input of women holding appointive positions in Kaduna State Government, advising women generally to be confident in themselves.

El Rufai praised all members of the State Executive Council for working very hard and for consistently supporting every prorgamme that will empower the less privileged, especially ‘’ those that really need the help of the government to stand and climb the ladder.’’

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