The newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organization WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala disclosed the intentions and plans of the WTO which is focused on assisting female entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
According to the WTO Director General this will enable them become stakeholders in regional and international markets, and help them correct the inequality through trade.
This was disclosed by the WTO boss disclosed this during a meeting with the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, on Wednesday in Abuja.
She added that the funding will assist in growing their various businesses and to enable them to penetrate both local and international markets.
According to her the WTO working to support women entrepreneurs in the country, as it had assisted a women cooperative producing shea butter in Oyo State to upgrade and export their products.
She also stated:
“The challenge on how to assist women entrepreneurs so that they move from the small activity they are doing to the next level.
“So that they attain the quality that is required to be able to penetrate regional and international market that is one of the things that WTO can help with,’’
She added that the WTO wants to redress inequality through trade, and sees trade as an engine of economic growth which is what we need during this pandemic