FG empowers 600 South-South women with start-up kits, seed grants



By Ike Uchechukwu, Calabar

About 600 women from the South-South region have received start-up kits and seed-grants from the Federal Government through the National Centre for Women Development as part of efforts to cushion the effect of COVID-19 and uplift their living standard.

According to the Director-General of the National Center for Women Development, Mrs Mary Ekpere-Eta beneficiaries are graduates of the Post-Covid training for Innovation and Empowerment in the South-south zone of the Federation and the Kasuk Project organized by her agency.

She said that the beneficiaries were trained for two weeks on various vocational skills designed by the Federal Government to expose and equip women and youths economically to confront the post-covid-19 era.

“The South-south programme includes selected vocational skills, Kasuk programme including cosmetology, sewing and shoemaking, Post Covid programme in Hygiene products and poultry.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper