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200 women to benefit FG govt loan scheme in nasarawa


Umar Abdullahi,jos

At least 200 women from Nasarawa state are to benefit from the federal government loan scheme under the National Women Empowerment Fund(NAWEF) to cushion the effects of the economic downturn and provide women with resources to engage in productive small scale businesses.

The wife of the Nasarawa state governor Hajiya Salamatu Al-makura disclosed this yesterday during the training of women on Financial Literacy and Loan Management for the first batch beneficiaries of NAWEF in Nasarawa state.


Almakura who was represented by Mrs. Mary Enwongulu, the state commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development urged the women to utilize the loan if accessed for the purpose it was meant for in order to improve on their standard of living.


“In Nigeria, the current state of the economy and the effects of recession have further worsened their vulnerable condition, requiring urgent steps to ameliorate their situation.

“To curb this trend, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR introduced a number of palliative measures including the National Women Empowerment Fund (NAWEF) to cushion the effects of the economic downturn.

“And to also provide women with resources to engage in productive small scale businesses and income generating activities to enhance their livelihood and to build up the economy.

“Iam happy that women from Nasarawa state who have looked with hope and great expectation for this loan scheme to take off, will finally breathe a sign of relief  with this training for 200 women from 20 cooperative societies groups short listed  by the federal ministry of Women affairs and Social Development, Abuja,” She said.

The governor wife urged the beneficiaries to take the training with seriousness and to use the skills not only to manage the loan but also acquire basic financial expertise to run their investments.


Also speaking, Mr. Anthony Udah of Firm and Resolute Investment Limited in charge of the training also encourage the beneficiaries to use the skills gain in order to improve on their standard of living for the overall development of the country.

“We are here to teach and give you business tips in order to manage the loan and succeed in your business” he said

Mrs.Wamu Adams, one of the beneficiaries who spoke with Newsmen thanked the federal government for the gesture and called for its sustenance.

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