Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Nexim boss tasks female entrepreneurs on FG funds

The Executive Director, Nigeria Nexim Bank, Hon. Stella Okotete, has urged female entrepreneurs to take full advantage of policies put in place by the federal government to ease and facilitate their business ventures.

Okoete stated this while speaking at the Abuja women enterprise day as a guest speaker on the theme, “Synergies and competition, catalyst for growth”

She said the federal government recently launched an “ease of doing business” policy that provides a level playing field for every female entrepreneur to thrive as business women and this has been recognized by the World Bank as a welcome initiative.

Okotete who noted that a lot of women develop cold feet when faced with a little challenge at the inception of their businesses, added that with the Economy Recovery Growth Plan and funding lines which have been made available by the federal government, female entrepreneurs have little or no reason to fail at business ventures.

She went further to encourage female entrepreneurs to work together, form synergies, identify big investors who can help grow their business.

“I want to appeal to all women who have lost interest in doing business, to come back onboard because the challenges are being addressed by President Muhammadu Buhari. If it is funding that is the problems, the lines are available, if it is infrastructure that is the problem, we’re working day and night to ensure that we tackle all things for you to move your commodity from one end to another.

“Everything that has to do with issues that mitigate us from doing business, are being addressed by the federal government so we should all take this advantage of the opportunities available to us” she said.

She however called on every Nigerian woman to sit up, start small and ensure that their businesses make profit as that will qualify it to be called a business and them as entrepreneurs.

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