By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai on Thursday, has flagged off the disbursement of 200 million Naira, Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund (KADSWEF) to women entrepreneurs and people with disability.
The flag off to Women Entrepreneurs and People with Disability took place at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Hall in Kaduna State.
El-Rufai noted that, “if we do not educate, support and empower our women, we will continue to lose the talents of half of our population.
The Governor urged the women to make use of their funds wisely in their various entrepreneurs to yield more profits hence this is a way the state government will assist them to develop themselves and be self reliant.
He assured them that the state government will increase the funds to N400million in 2019, N800million in 2020 and N1million will be disbursed every year.
The N200 million Kaduna State Women Empowerment Fund ( KADSWEF) is a step in the continuance of financial inclusion and economic empowerment of women and persons with disabilities in the state.