Traders, others to access funds under BoI’s ‘Market Moni’ initiative
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has unveiled the Market Moni initiative in Anambra State to ensure that funds are disbursed to deserving market traders, under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).
The Launch/Town Hall Meeting for traders of food and non-food items, market men and women and small business owners was held at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre Awka, during Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo’s working visit to Anambra State. It was initiated to further increase access to funds by the market segment.
The Vice President commended the market women for their entrepreneurial activities, which he said stood them out in the country, saying: “I am very pleased to have been here to see the sheer enterprise, business attitude and entrepreneurial spirit exhibited here.”
Prof Osinbajo assured the market traders that government will continue to provide an enabling environment for them, as these will enable them grow their businesses and contribute their best to the nation’s economy.
In her remarks, the Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Al Hassan, said that the Market Moni initiative was one of the five social investment programmes being implemented by the Federal Government and was a collaboration between the Federal and state Ministry of Women Affairs and the Bank of Industry.