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Edo State empowers 200 women with N4 million grants and POS machines



POS operator

The Edo State Government, through the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Issue, has empowered 200 women by providing them with Point of Sale (POS) machines and N4 million as a start-off grant.

Osato Ekhator, the ministry’s Public Relations Officer, announced this development on Monday, highlighting that the initiative aimed to celebrate and support women’s economic empowerment.

The distribution of POS machines and grants commenced on Friday, with 75 women benefiting on the first day, and an additional 125 set to receive theirs later in the week.

This initiative is designed to foster financial independence among the recipients, enabling them to navigate the challenges of the evolving economic landscape.


Joel Zombu, the coordinator of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), highlighted the organization’s efforts to empower women across various spheres. He underlined GIZ’s collaboration with Nigeria, and its commitment to empowering MSMEs, youths, and women for improved business management.