Women-owned businesses in Nigeria will be receiving $100 million worth of investment from the United Kingdom, this, is according to British high commissioner to Nigeria.
The funding, while in line with efforts to ensure gender equality in Nigeria, is also to implement UK’s three ‘Es’ projects, that seeks to Educate girls, Empower women, and lastly, End violence against women and girls.
Catriona Laing, the British commissioner had disclosed a few details of the investment on Wednesday, November 16, at the gender and inclusion summit organized by the Policy Innovation Center, PIC, in FCT, Abuja.
The commissioner had also said: “The UK has worked on education for decades now, most especially in north-east Nigeria where we have supported 1.4 million additional girls to go to school.”
Also at the event was the United States ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, who said that prioritizing gender equality is key, and that the American government annually invests $200 billion to bridge gender gaps through gender programmes.