The Federal Government has pledged to support the Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) through the provision of skills acquisition centres for capacity building of women.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs (FMSDIGA), Senator George Akume, made the pledge during a courtesy call on him by the NAWE delegation.
Akume lauded the zeal of the association for its decision to train 300 women in various skills which will lead to the overall betterment of the women folk and in the long run grow the economy.
The spokeswoman in the ministry, Mrs. Julie Jacobs Osagie, said on Friday in a statement that the Minister assured the association that efforts will be made to assist it, through the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF).
While welcoming the executives of NAWE to the Ministry, the Director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary Dr. Mrs. Stella Maduka, noted that the plan to train 300 women was commendable as she advised the group to explore other possible means of funding from the Ministry of Finance and the African Development Bank (AFDB).
Earlier, the President of the association, Barrister Veronica Ndanusa, solicited for inclusion of women in all interventions of the Ministry.
The NAWE, established in 1993, is an economic government initiative devoted to entrepreneurship development and capacity building.