Nike Okundaye, the Managing Director of Nike Arts Gallery, weekend advocated soft loans for businesswomen to enable them sustain their businesses.
Okundaye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the present administration should design soft loans for women-in-business to enable their businesses thrive and further empower them.
The entrepreneur said that many women with viable business ideas were unable to continue in business because they lacked financial empowerment.
She told NAN that ,“Soft loans ranging from N100, 000 to millions of naira will be appreciated by such women entrepreneurs depending on the magnitude of their businesses.
“So many women have good business ideas but lack the funds to start; this will put smiles on the faces many Nigerian women.
“The government must not forget that most women are the breadwinners of their families and they will help to reduce crime rate through their empowerment.
Nike said women were capable of transforming the country to a hub of commercial activities if equipped with funds. NAN