Gov.’s wife urges business women to be prudent in resource management

THE wife of Kogi Governor, Hajia Halima Wada, has urged the business class women to be prudent in resource management, to avoid precarious economic situations in their homes.

She gave the advice at the Family Resource Centre (FAREC) during the first edition of customers’ forum organised by Bosak Microfinance and Empowerment Initiative, in conjunction with Kogi Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, in Lokoja on Thursday.

Mrs Wada said the idea of creating awareness and sensitisation on how to utilise advances would better prepare beneficiaries to prevent diversion and distractions.

She advised other financial institutions and micro finance firms to take advantage of the patronage of the women of Kogi to open more of such to improve the economic activities of women.

The wife of the governor commended the state government for identifying with the needy in the society by giving them a sense of belonging and realising their potentials in life.

She said the gesture formed part of the dividends of democracy expected from the people-centered administration of Gov. Idris Wada.

She described the activities of the micro finance banks as modern in line with the trend of things in the present dispensation.

The Commissioner for Women Affair and Social Development, Mrs Berikisu Mommoh, said the idea of the collaboration with microfinance outfit formed the hub of the transformation agenda of the state governor.

She advised beneficiaries to make judicious use of the funds provided to improve the economy and social well being.

Earlier, the Managing Director, Bosak Microfinance Empowement Initiative, Mr Kola Bello, commended Kogi women for their prompt payment of their commitment, advising them to sustain the effort.

He said the institution, through partnership with Kogi government, granted over 1,300 women of the state various facilities.

He promised to attract more women into accessing the available facilities, describing them as people with high level of integrity, inline with conditions required by financial institutions.

Bello advised the women to access other products of the institution to the benefit of their immediate families. (NAN)

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