Organisation trains 501 female entrepreneurs

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Flourish Africa, a women empowerment organisation founded by Apostle Folorunso Alakija, has trained the second batch of 501 female entrepreneurs and beneficiaries through its business and life skills training programme.

Speaking at the event held in Lagos, Alakija, according to a statement made available to Sunday PUNCH, disclosed that out of the 501 trainees, 100 of them received seed grants of up to N2 million each for their businesses, having emerged successful from a business pitch competition.

She said, “We are extremely happy to report that Flourish Africa is gradually becoming a household name in Nigeria for the empowerment of women in all facets of life.

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“Today, we are gathered to celebrate the success of the second cohort of 501 female entrepreneurs who have completed a four-month Business and Life Skills training programme.”

In her remarks, the West Africa Regional Director of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Ms Em Ekong, advised the graduate of the programme on the need for them to take full advantage of “the opportunities that the Flourish Africa network has provided by ensuring that they deploy the knowledge gained for the greater good.”

Also speaking, the Regional Director, Bank of Industry, Nigeria, Dr Kings Jack, who was represented by the Group Head, Gender Business Group, Large Enterprises Directorate, Adebola Oruma, the Group Head, Gender Business Group, Large Enterprises Directorate, noted that the agency has multiple platforms for women to get the right support, including access to funding.

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