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LAPO seeks end to women marginalization, gender inequality

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City   |   21 November 2016   |   2:00 am
Godwin Ehigiamusoe, MD-CEO, Lapo Microfinance Bank

Godwin Ehigiamusoe, MD-CEO, Lapo Microfinance Bank

The Lift Above Poverty Organisation, LAPO has described the vulerable conditions and marginalization of women in the society as major factor limiting their ability to have a good life or attain their full potentials.

Speaking at the 4th Edition of the Outstanding Women Leadership Award, the Managing Director, LAPO, Mr Godwin Ehigiamusoe decried that the efforts of the women have remained unrewarded and unrecognized even with their contribution to the survival of the society.

Ehigiamusoe stated that the women constitute 50 percent of the country’s population but have been faced with the challenges of gender
inequalities, domestic violence and lack of social protection.


He said there can’t be any meaningful development without women as they participate actively in contributing to the Rural-Urban development of any society.

Noting that at least N1.7 billion loan has been disbursed to rural farmers under the organization’s agric scheme, the Chief Executive Officer added that 404, 681 have benefitted from its health services and 216, 801 women empowered with the Social Empowerment Service while 2,679 have benefited from our legal aid programme in 7 months.

Ehigiamusoe said, “Nigeria is one of the industries in Africa where women increasingly face challenges and discrimination today merely due to their sexual makeup and negative perception strengthened by archaic traditional and cultural practices.


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