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Group commits to promotion of entrepreneurship among women

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women, (NNEW) has promised to promote entrepreneurship among women and youth in Nigeria through its forthcoming summit with the theme ‘the catalyst 2014’in Lagos.
NNEW’s, president, Lola Okanlawon, who made the disclosure in Lagos at an interactive session with newsmen , also called on the three tiers of Government, the Federal, States and Local Governments to create an enabling environment for women investors to thrive in Nigeria
She said “we are set to hold our maiden annual conference tagged ‘the Catalyst 2014’, and  the summit will promote and nurture entrepreneurship amongst women as well as encourage our youth into promote entrepreneurship programmes in Nigeria”
According to Okanlawon, the objective of the summit is to re- orientate, inspire, teach and mentor female entrepreneurs on business strategies, techniques and values necessary for successful and sustainable enterprises.
She noted that the summit will include plenary sessions, syndicate sessions, panel discussion and networking sessions.
She however announced that the Federal Government has made available a whopping 60 percent allocation of the recent CBN N250 billion Fund to financing the business of women entrepreneurs for NNEW entrepreneurship projects because of their immense contribution to the nation.
“This is because of the contributions of women entrepreneur into the nation building having had immense positive impact both on the economy and the society as a whole “, she said

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