Written by Edrina EMMANUEL

NGO harps on empowerment of women, youths

An Abuja based non-governmental organisation, Abuja Royal Women Empowerment Initiative, has said empowerment of women and youths remain the panacea to restiveness in some parts of the country. 

The group also identified lack of funds and awareness as one of the drawbacks to achieving the goals of advocacy and enlightenment. 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the initiative, Mrs. Naomi Okomudo, told our correspondent in a chat that empowerment remains the only solution to tackle poverty and criminality. 

Okomudo revealed that over 400 less privileged Nigerians have benefited from its empowerment scheme since inception in 2016, stressing that partnership with other organisations, the group will scale-up its empowerment scheme. 

She affirmed that the group has embarked on skills acquisition training in tailoring, soap making, catering, textile. 

According to her, "empowerment remains the only solution to tackle poverty and crime in Nigeria. Since inception in 2016, we have empowered over 400 women and youths and we know the multiplier effect in the society. 

Okomudo, used the occasion to reveal that the NGO is in partnership with Matters Africa for Human Aid Initiative, aimed at empowering repatriated prostitutes, stressing that the groups have already signed a partnership agreement with the Italian government. 

 

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