Group under aegis of Omalicha Umuada Igbo Organisation has empowered eleven unemployed women and fourteen students with the sum of N836, 000 in Federal Capital Territory ( FCT).
The president of the group, Dr Lilian Ogugua speaking at the event in Abuja said that the group was empowering the women who have gone through some rigorous process of selections.
She the women have undergone orientation on how their business can come up better.
“A lot of them have lost their business capital, some with children being sick or husband not supportive enough. So today we want to empower them with sum of N500,000.
“So inside the N500,000 each woman will receive N50,000 each. They are about ten women.
“Also we are giving scholarships to fourteen students, primary and secondary schools and we will make sure they finish.
“For the scholarship, we did not just do it, we did a spelling bee and from the spelling bees we end up having fourteen best students from two schools in FCT (junior secondary Kabusa, and Jip Academy),” she stated.
She explained that “this money we are giving, we have gotten it from those who have supported us and I will say that a lot of people supported us”.
She advised the women to to take advantage of the money and change for the better.
She noted that event was the first batch. “We are going to be doing it batch by batch”.
Mrs Blessing Emereonye, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries said she was full of joy for what Omalicha Umuada Igbo has done for them.
She said she wished them to continue with the good work they have started.
Also the chairman organising committee, Barr Igbokwe Prudencia Chinyere, said that with this kind of initiative the group can take our country to the next level.
She advised the women to make judicious use of the opportunity given to them.