By Aderogba George
Interweave Solutions International, a U.S.-based business organisation, has moved to engage Nigerian women in business, to drive home gender equality.
The Nigerian branch of the organisation, made this known at an investiture for new ambassadors of the group on Monday, in Abuja.
Retired Gen. Paul Boroh, a member of its board of trustees, said part of the focus of the organisation in Nigeria, was to get women empowered with business ideas to be self-reliant.
Boroh, a former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Amnesty Programme, said there had been too much focus on men in the area of excelling in business.
He emphasised that the time was ripe for women to rise up to the challenge and participate in business to be self-reliant and be reckoned with in the society like their male counterparts.
“We are determined to engage more women in Interweave business solutions to achieve gender equality in businesses.
“How do we achieve this; it is to ensure that we include more women in whatever business idea we are bringing on.
“The women also have the capacity to transform an entire society; we will give them the latitude or sojourn of whatever we are doing.
“The notion that women may misuse the opportunity given to them is a capital lie.
“The reality of the situation now is that nobody can claim to know more than the other,” he stressed.
Boroh called on women to take a cue from the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and be focused in whatever they are doing.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians to support the women folk in order to make them get to an enviable height in the society.
Country Director of Interweave Solutions International, Mr Exodus-Esuku Ibor, said the organisation in Nigeria aimed to move people from poverty to prosperity through neighbourhood self-reliance business.
He said that the organisation was concerned about the word “self-reliance” to move people into providing for themselves and also provide for their immediate family for self sufficiency.
“When you are self-reliant, you will understand the principle of starting a business and growing it, this will impact on your community and your children.
“Our aim is to bring out talents in people, some persons have talent but they do not know how to use it,” he said.
Mr Mojeed Abayomi, the Overseer, Global Community for Abundant Life (G-CAL), a business organisation, pledged to partner with Interweave Solution to encourage the youths to go into business.
Abayomi said that G-CAL had the same vision as the organisation, which was to drive youths into business.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that about 28 ambassadors of the group have so far been certified and licenced in Nigeria by the organisation.
The ambassadors have equally been charged to reach out to persons and groups in Nigeria, and train them to become self-reliant using unique modules and business training materials, carefully designed by Interweave International-USA.