The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has promised to improve women’s access to formal financial services especially credit through its various intervention programmes.
This was disclosed by the Director, Development Finance Department of the CBN, Mudashiru Olaitan yesterday in Abuja at the CBN 2018 International Women’s Day workshop tagged “Women Inspiring Change”.
Represented by Mrs. Hadiza Maina, a senior Development Finance Officer at the CBN, Olaitan said the apex bank was favourably disposed to increasing women’s access to finance “to enable them play their expected role in economic development.”
By promoting gender equality in access to finance, 50 per cent of the population would be empowered to contribute effectively to economic development Olaitan noted. Read more