… AS CHAMBER SEEKS ESTABLISHMENT OF WOMEN BANK
Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Business Women Group (NAWORG), has implored the Federal Government to ensure that issues affecting women development are tackled through effective legislation and policies, saying that there is need to establish a Women Bank to enable women get access to credit facilities without hurdles, to provide an enabling environment to boost entrepreneurship among Nigerian women.
The Chairperson, NACCIMA Business Women Group, Iyalode Alaba Lawson, said the role of women entrepreneurs in ensuring the realisation of a nation's economic development cannot be over-emphasised in present day economy.
Lawson, who spoke during the second Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs Exhibition, NIWEX, tagged: 'Women, the World's Biggest Untapped Resources,' said the aims and objectives of the fair is to promote the global investment in women businesses, highlight the continued development of women in the market place, increase foreign direct investment for women and promote accelerated development for women not only in Nigeria but also in Africa and the world at large.
She pointed out that the choice of the theme for this year's exhibition is timely, given the increasing role being played by the women folks in business globally.
She also stressed that the theme is also in line with the on-going reform agenda of the Federal Government directed at boosting business/trading and non-export related activities towards achieving economic growth and development.
She said as a result of this, there is need for everybody to give support to women entrepreneurs in the country as their role in business is filling a very important vacuum in the development process of the economy.
She said NIWEX is organised by NACCIMA Business Women Group to empower women to exchange their talents and hidden treasures in their different areas of businesses with stakeholders and foreign investors showcasing their contribution towards the economic development of the country.
According to her, the exhibition will showcase products and services in education and training, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hair care, banking and finance, food/beverages, drinks, cosmetics, fashion, tie and die, tele-communication, home appliances among others.