Women Empowerment: National Centre for Women Development Set To Partner With Bayelsa Govt
The National Centre for Women Development, Abuja is set to partner with the Bayelsa State Centre for Women Development to empower more women in the rural areas.
Barrister Mary Ekpere-Ata, Director General of the National Centre, disclosed this when Deaconess Elizabeth Bidei, Director General of the Bayelsa State Centre for Women Development led other top management team to pay her an advocacy visit in Abuja.
Ekpere-Ata expressed delight on their visit stating that there are several areas of partnership for empowerment program for women.
According to her, there are empowerment programs at National Centre that will be beneficial to women in Bayelsa State stating that she would ensure they get involved in these programs.
The Director General of National Centre promised to carry out a capacity building training for all the appointed Co-ordinators in the state, local and ward levels on project management and grant writing.
The director general further stated that the National Centre will partner with the state to activate the moribund Women Development centre on an ongoing project launched by President Muhummadu Buhari to eliminate firewood cooking to gas.
She said Bayelsa State will serve as one of the pilot state and the centres will be used for the project where the centres will used as a selling point for gas and cylinders while the profit goes to the women.
Adding that there is need for the centre to carry out advocacy visit to nooks and crannies of the state on the benefits of using cooking gas and the dangers of the ozone layer depletion.
Ekpere-Ata promised to pay an advocacy visit on Governor Douye Diri to advocate for budgetary allocation for centre and the need to fund the centre adequately.
Earlier in her speech, Deaconess Elizabeth Bidei said they have come to seek for the partnership of the National Centre and create synergy on finding ways of creating more opportunities for the Bayelsa woman.
She explained that the Bayelsa woman is very hard-working while soliciting for the National Centre to open more areas of entrepreneurship training that will be beneficial to the state.
Other members of the delegation include Mrs. Juliet Pulu-Zifawei, Deputy Director General, Central Senatorial District, and Mrs. Nengi Ebitimi, Deputy Director General, East Senatorial District.
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