Zakah & waqf trains 60 women on financial literacy, entrepreneurship


By Rabilu Abubakar, Gombe

The zakah & waqf foundation Gombe has organized a two days training of about sixty women in the state on financial literacy education for women on entrepreneurship.

The workshop was organized for the selected women that benefited from the zaka & waqf foundation which trained them in various skills by Wadata investment.

The women were also trained on how to open a bank account and learn the habit of saving for their small business.

Chairman of the foundation, Abdullahi Abubakar Lamido said the purpose of the training was to teach them how to do with their business and open bank accounts for the interest.

He said, the women were empowered with various skills and requested to have a savings account in wadata investment under the zakah & waqf foundation. They are to contribute one over three of what they have earned.

According Abdullahi Lamido, CBN, SMEDAN and Jaiz Bank were involved in the contribution by enlightening the women on the importance of savings while doing their business.

In her address the representative of the CBN, Hajiya Aishatu Gimba, said CBN is ever ready to offer assistance for the development of any organization.

Hajiya Gimba, added that the CBN play a vital role in seeing that the women in Nigeria are given assistance of soft loans to boos their businesses.

Also, the representative of the small medium enterprises development Association of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Ishaq Umar Dogara, promised to give the foundation fifty percent discount on any certificate that is required in any organization before giving loan.

He stated that one of the mandates of SMEDAN is to take care of small business and advise them on how their businesses were growing.

Others who were in the workshop were the branch Manager of the Jaiz bank and officials of the Zakah & waqf as well as dignitaries from in and out of the state.


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