‘Women empowerment will end poverty’
Plan by the Federal Government to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next few years can only be achieved if women are empowered to generate wealth and contribute gainfully to economic development.
Women under the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Spouse Forum, said this in Abuja, insisting that empowering women and helping them to contribute to national development must be prioritised by the Federal Government.
President, NSE Spouses Forum, Aisha Babagana, noted that the trajectory could change if women are financially independent to contribute their quotas.
Speaking at an event where the group trained women on key skills that could lead to self-reliance, Babagana stressed the need to end unemployment, especially among women.
She noted that the group is determined to address challenges facing women, adding that the need for women to acquire knowledge cannot be overemphasized.
“Women need to be productive. They need to be financially happier. There is also the need for them to have confidence in themselves. With these they can independently address critical challenges facing our society,” Babagana stated.