500 Women Receive Support From Ooni of Ife

No fewer than 500 women across Osun State have received support to boost their ventures from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.

Speaking at the Ooni Annual Women Empowerment Workshops 2018 held at the Oba Okunade Sijuade Hall, Enuwa Ile-Ife, Oba Ogunwusi described micro-economy development, as a viable catalyst of speedy economic growth in the developing countries, and a sustainable solution to its various socio-economic challenges.

According to the revered monarch, the initiative must be driven by active participation of people at the grassroots through Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.

Bemoaning level of poverty among the mass of Nigerian people, Oba Ogunwusi said there was an urgent need for people at the helm of affairs to give priority to women and youth empowerment.

He said: “The solution to Nigerian economic problem, like many other developing counties is the development of micro-economy through small and medium scale enterprises. We have to start empowering the women and our youth to be an active stakeholders in the economic development.

“It’s time for us to change our method of nation -building, we must prioritise women and youth empowerment to drive the micro-economy and boost economic activities in the country generally.

“If you empower one woman, you have empowered more than a nation. Women are different in their approach and mannerism, they are the pillar of every home, they are the custodian of homes, they make good homes.”