Ogun State government is set to give loans to woman engaged in business enterprise in the state.
This was disclosed by the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his visit to Ijebu-Ode during the inspection of the ongoing project at Ashafa-Oke and Degun.
He said, the government will start implementing the promises he made during his campaign, which includes disbursement of loans to woman in business.
In his exact words, he said “In the next one week, we will be implementing our programme for our women, it is an empowerment scheme, which allows us to directly offer loans to women Loans that will be given to them directly, not through any intermediary, we are choosing our women across board, across the entire state, market women, people who are artisans , any woman who is engaged in any trade that requires for her to utilize a loan, we will give them a soft loan that will be repayable over a period of time,”.
He as well urged graduates, especially those with Higher National Diploma and Bachelors Degree to take up the opportunity of becoming Agric- Preneurs, saying that government would give lands and even allowances for their up keep.
He urged graduate to take advantage of the opportunities in the Agricultural sector by becoming Agric-Preneurs. They will be entitled to owning lands and receive allowances courtesy of the government.
In his words “Take advantage of our agric sector program, anchor borrowers program which will allow us harness those who want to be Agric-Preneurs on that portal. I am using these medium to implore all our graduates, particularly, those with Higher National Diploma and Bachelors Degree to come and be Agric-Preneurs. We will give them lands, we will help them clear it in partnership with the Federal Government and the Central Bank Of Nigeria, we will provide them with what they will plant, we will provide them with extension services, we will even give them allowances to maintain themselves,”.