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Philantropist empowers 700 women, youths with N60m worth of items



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Philantropist empowers 700 women, youths with N60m worth of items.


Mrs Nkeiru Ihezuo, an Abuja-based philantropist, has donated cash and N60 million worth of items to 700 vulnerable people to empower them towards self reliant.

Ihezuo, also the overseer of God’s Divine Answers Ministry in Apo, Abuja, presented the items at the Angwa Tiv extension near Dankogi Junction, Apo Resettlement Abuja on Wednesday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the items presented included 100 deep freezers, 100 power generator sets, 100 hair dressing machine, 100 grinding machines, 1000 tubers of yams, 500 cartons of indomie noodles, 3800 small bags of rice, wheel chairs, coolers, head pans and cooking pots.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ihezuo said that a large number of the beneficiaries were women because they constituted half of the nations’s population.

“Many Nigerian women are in sorry state of abject poverty and social discrimination as a result of exclusion occasioned by societal culture and traditions and are more likely to live in poverty due to unequal access to paid work, education and property,” she said.

She said that more Nigerian women should be trained, engaged and empowered because of their role in the society.

“Is it said that when you train a woman, you train a nation and when you empower a women, you empower the entire family.

“Therefore, every human capital development and empowerment process must capture the women who constitute the vast population of poverty must be eradicated and economic sustained,” she said.

Some of the beneficiaries expressed delight and gratitude to Ihezuo for the donation and assured that they would make judicious use of the items to be financially independent as well as empower others.