Through the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, the Federal Government has released the sum of N150 billion for women entrepreneurship development in Nigeria. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, said on Sunday.
In an official visit to Taraba, Alhassan told newsmen in Jalingo that the money was part of the N500 billion Social Protection Fund and according to her, the fund has been deposited at the Bank of Industry (BoI) for women entrepreneurs to access.
Inside these funds, N1.6 billion was earmarked for micro finance scheme for women, she said. The minister also said that sensitisation campaign on how to access the fund had already begun and that during her visit to the state she had sensitised women groups on how to access the facility.