By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Ondo State government, in collaboration with the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) is to train women and youths in the state in different businesses.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Adebunmi Osadahun, said this on Thursday in Akure, the state capital, while receiving in her office members of the NACCIMA Business Women Group (NAWORG) led by Dr.(Mrs.) Adefunmilola Williams-Daudu.
She emphasized that the state government was focusing on improving the lives of women and youths in the state with a view to reducing poverty among them.
The commissioner said the ministry was set to collaborate with NAWORG in capacity building, exhibition and other benefits and opportunities available for women and youths in the state.
She emphasised that all programmes and business opportunities as well as benefits available would be enjoyed by all women irrespective of their academic status.
The commissioner advised that women should be prudent and avoid spending loans meant for improving their businesses on social engagements.
Earlier, Dr. Williams-Daudu had disclosed that the group visited the commissioner to see how they could collaborate with the ministry on women empowerment.
According to her, NAWORG focused on facilitating trade among women in chambers movement in Ondo State, Nigeria, ECOWAS sub-region and the world in general.
The group also sensitised and raised awareness among local businesswomen in participation in commerce and governance.
The commissioner, who was later appointed and decorated as the Matron of NAWORG, told the group to draw programmes in which the state government could collaborate with the group.