The Management of the Nigerian Women Economic Development-NigWED Project, has announced the appointment of Ms. Enakeme Ojineme, as member of the technical support group of the NigWED Project in Nigeria.
Ms. Ojineme is the national youth chair of the Nigerian League of Women Voters.
The NigWED Project, an initiative of SEEED Multipurpose Cooperative Society, has the endorsement of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.
As the National Youth Chair of NILOWV, Enakeme is expected to work with relevant stakeholders to provide capacity building and networking opportunities for young females and students groups to understand governance and leadership, participate in electioneering, students union government election amongst others.
Ojineme promised to use her wealth of experience to support the “NigWED Project and its partners which include but not limited to the African Female Youth & Students Development Initiative (AFYSDI)-promoter of the Nigerian Female Youth Parliamentary (NiFYP) Forum and Asmau Gogo Foundation.”
As part of the 2023 general elections, Ojineme would work with the office the Special Adviser to the Kogi State Governor on Women Affairs to mobilise female students and youth for non-violence, free and fair election.
As part of the social component of the implementation plan for the NigWED Project, girl child education, leadership and governance would serve as a “platform for mentorship training of today’s girls too be tomorrow’s women.’
NigWED Project seeks to expand Women Economic Development through Financial & Economic Inclusion in Nigeria on the strength of Partnership, Innovation and Technology with a set target for 1,000,000 Women and Girls as beneficiaries for Cash and Kind over a 6-year period of 2024-2027 and 2027-2030.
Speaking on the appointment, NigWED Project Director General Lugard Okonobo, reiterated the four pillars of the project to include Central Bank of Nigeria’s Framework for Advancing Nigeria Women’s Financial Inclusion, ECOWAS 50m Women Speak Project, the African Union New Decade 2020-2030 of African Women and Girls Financial & Economic Inclusion and the United Nations SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality and Empowerment.