By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Delta State House of Assembly Member, representing Oshimili South Local Government Area, Bar. Bridget Anyafulu, has lauded the Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneur (NAWE), Delta State Branch for acquiring cassava processing machines to boost women entrepreneurial skills.
Anyafulu said the cassava machine is a great step towards empowering women and encouraging them to venture into Small Medium Enterprise (SME). https://sundiatapost.com/women-group-nawe-seeks-partnership-with-commissioner-for-trade-in-delta/
She tasked NAWE however to mobilize more women and educate them on the benefits of cassava business.
The Assembly member stated this on Thursday in Delta State, when the NAWE executives led by its Chairperson, Amb. Philomena Badaiki, paid the Honourable member a courtesy visit.
According to her: “I am impressed on how you have been able to get a machine that processes cassava. I encourage that we mobilize more women to go into cassava farming.
“I also encourage NAWE to keep the fire burning. All stakeholders in Delta should be informed of NAWE activities and programmes. All the women in the State, especially in the hinterland should be carried along with NAWE’s empowerment programmes. https://sundiatapost.com/tinubu-appoints-nawe-president-ndanusa-as-dg-lagos-intl-trade-fair/
“I encourage NAWE not to limit its activities to its members alone.
“One of my mandates is to inculcate good morals and entrepreneurial skills in primary, secondary schools, Churches markets and in every neighborhood”, Anyafulu said.
Earlier the group Chairperson, Badaiki, said the aim of NAWE with the cassava processing machine is to empower women to make money that will assist and support their homes.
She said with the money that will be realized from cassava women will be able to send their children to school and train them up to the University.
“Our focus is on the girl child. Their mothers will be able to send them to school because most girls are out of school and even before they get to maturity stage, they fall prey to unwanted pregnancy and early marriage”, Badaiki said.