By: Azembe Daniel
The Benue Women In Prayer (BEWIP), an initiative of the wife of the executive Governor of Benue state, Dr Mrs Eunice Ortom yesterday organized a women empowerment program at the JS Tarka Foundation, Makurdi.
Speaking at the event, the wife of Benue State Governor Dr.Mrs Eunice Ortom stated that such programs have become eminent in consideration of the present economic situation of the nation. She emphasized that God gave her a mandate to show the women how to fish, which will be more beneficial as compared to stipends, and that this was bore out of her desire to see the Benue woman financially stable and self reliant.
The empowerment seminar was organized in conjunction with Lifther International, a UK based NGO.
Women who attended the program where given lectures and lessons on the fundamentals and sustainability of businesses, and thought how to make detergents, soaps, hand and body creams, and clothe beading.