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16 November 2020

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPOWERS WOMEN AGRI-PRENEURS WITH ONE POINT SIX MILLION GRANT

No fewer than eighty women agri-preneurs in Ekiti have benefited from a one point six million Naira grant provided under the Federal Government’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise’s grant, as part of its vision of lifting one hundred million Nigerians out of poverty.

Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, (SMEDAN),Dr. Umar Radda, at the closing ceremony of the training of participants of the SMEDAN’s Women in Self Employment Programme, (WISE-P) in Ado-Ekiti, said the training was aimed at raising the capacity of the participants to enable them utilize the funds effectively.

The Director General,, who was represented by the agency’s Director of Agric-business Development and Extension, Dr Robert Owaiye, noted that globally, MSMEs are recognized as engines of socio-economic transformation, as they offered opportunities to drive jobs and wealth creation, as well as income re-distribution within the society.

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