Agribusiness:IFTDO/Total Energies Empowers 18 Women In Ogun With N4.5m - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Agribusiness:IFTDO/Total Energies Empowers 18 Women In Ogun With N4.5m

No fewer than 18 women have been empowered with N4.5million by  the International Federation of Training and Development Organisation (IFTDO) in collaboration with Total Energies, to boost their agribusinesses  in Ogun State       

Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun speaking in Abeokuta, the state capital during the recent Agribusiness Project 2021 Empowerment ceremony, where the 18 beneficiaries were empowered with a sum of N250,000.00 each, reiterated her commitment to ensuring that women in the State are empowered and enjoy equal rights to economic resources.

Mrs. Abiodun noted that empowering young women in small-scale Agribusiness would provide opportunities  for them to earn appreciable income, that would make them self-sustenance, adding that the programme was to change the narrative of young women in Nigeria.

"I want to thank the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations and Total Energies for organising an event that empowers women in Agribusiness. Getting people to think outside the box is a welcome idea", she stated

"You did not only provide young women with the tools to succeed but also show them how they can work creatively to overcome the limitations imposed on them by society. I look forward to the impact this will have on our communities, because initiative like this should have a ripple effect that will transcend the participants themselves to the larger society", Mrs Abiodun  added.

 Also speaking, the Chairman, IFTDO, Committee for Women Empowerment, Mrs. Janet Jolaoso explained the objectives of the organisation to include, giving a voice to the women in Africa and Asia, situate projects that would empower and support women entrepreneurs through sponsorship of viable projects, among others.

Mrs. Jolaoso stated that out of the world population of 7.8billion, women formed about 46 percent, remarking that many of them were subjected to rape, sexual harassment, domestic and other forms of violence, which according to her informed the determination of the organization to give voice to the women through empowerment.

The Chairman disclosed that the organisation had also gone into partnership with higher institutions of learning like the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro and Covenant University, among other institutions, saying other categorisation of its projects include, Women in Agribusiness and Up Skilling Women in higher authorities.

Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, the Iyalode Agbe of Oyo State, Mrs. Tawakalitu Ishola appreciated the sponsors for the training and the financial support, commending the State government for the success recorded in the agricultural sector.

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