Cross River First Lady Charge Women To Be More Open Minded Towards Capacity Building Opportunities

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Commissioner for Women Affairs representing the Wife of the Governor of Cross River State at the event
Commissioner for Women Affairs representing the Wife of the Governor of Cross River State at the event

Women world over have been charged to be more open minded in assessing as well as accessing entrepreneurial capacity building opportunities targeted at equipping them by putting them in positions that they can give back to their society positively.

The charge was given by the Cross River State first lady, Dr. Linda Ayade recently in an event to mark and showcase the endowment of womanhood organised by Growth and Empowerment in States (GEMS3) and Market Development for Niger Delta (MADE).

The Wife of the Governor represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Stella Odey described the event as an eye opener for women maintaining that her office will stop at nothing in ensuring that societal ills against women are minimized in Cross River.

She lauded the organizers and attested that “their programs have impacted positively on women in a wide range of value chains.”

She concluded by urging all women to come out of their comfort zones and see how they can make an impact in their immediate society either economically, politically, socially or otherwise.”

Nkechi Nwankwo ,GEMS3 Gender Adviser during her presentation on the overview of Department for International Development (DfID), Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) projects, focused on elaborating the vitality of DfID interventions and the achievements achieved so far.

As part of the event, there was an interactive session with the Chairman of Ogoja LGA, Rita Ayim and Calabar South LGA, Majorie Eyo Asuquo among others who shared their experiences so far since they implemented the POS revenue collection system which they attested to have reduced diversion of revenue.

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