Entrepreneurs can improve Nigeria’s economy - AWEP president
The outgoing president of African Women Entrepreneur Program (AWEP) Mrs. Yemisi Ironloye, has called on government to give opportunities to middle class entrepreneurs in Nigeria so that the country’s economy can make progress.
She said this is to lay a foundation for the grassroots entrepreneur.
She said this at the 2015 AWEP annual general meeting/elections which took place yesterday at the banquet hall of the Women Centre in Abuja.
Ironloye also said that if women from the grassroots are encouraged through huge patronage by exporters in the country, their sale rate will automatically increase, adding that on this ground, Nigeria’s economic growth can go higher.
Based on the general elections which also took place at the Abuja Women Centre, Ironloye added that women don’t have to really cling to power unnecessarily, adding that once an individual has contributed her quota, there is need for others to be given the opportunity to also contribute to the development of the forum.
“I have been able to lay the foundation for AWEP as the president and I believe the incoming president should be ready to build and add more value to this forum,” she added.
Hajiya Zainab Mustapha Jaji who was elected as the new AWEP president told Daily Trust that she intends to build AWEP, adding that lots of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria are coming up on their own as entrepreneurship is really the way to go and with this, Nigeria’s economy can grow.
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