En­trepreneurs can im­prove Nige­ria’s econ­omy - AWEP pres­i­dent

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

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.

Photo: Abubakar Yakubu

Two pae­di­atric in­tu­ba­tion train­ers do­nated by Ja­pan In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency to Kubwa Gen­eral Hospi­tal in Abuja re­cently.

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