Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has stressed the need to support women in Nigeria to assist them in achieving their potential for the nation’s economic growth.
Saraki, also the founder of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation, stated this in Ilorin on Thursday while opening a one-day female entrepreneurial training programme organised for Kwara women by the foundation in partnership with WimBiz.
“The current economic challenges facing the people of the country called for a holistic approach in order to advance the economic values of society,” said Saraki.
Represented at the event by Mrs. Fatimoh Manufashi, the Director of Administration of ABS Foundation, Saraki said, “The objective of the training is to address the issue that is very common with women entrepreneurs globally. We have certain challenges that are affecting women entrepreneurs worldwide as there are a lot over 30 blockages that are preventing women’s potentials from being achieved.”
The ex-senator added, “So, what we are trying to do is to train women on various entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to achieve their desires and potentials in order to boost the economic growth of the society.”
Saraki stressed the need to strive “harder to train women on empowerment” to boost their skills, and “we are bringing international partners, WimBiz, to work with the ABS Foundation” to train these women in Kwara state to achieve skills capable of adding values to the economic growth of the nation.
“Also, this training is the first step and the foundation and its partner would provide financial support in the subsequent outing so as to assist the participation in the training to be achieved,” said the ex-Kwara governor.
Saraki, however, urged the participants to see the training as an opportunity, saying that they should be up and doing so to assist them in garnering exposure capable of turning their lives into the nation’s economic prosperity.