JUST IN: FG Distributes POS Machines To Women


The federal government, in collaboration with PLUG Terminals, has initiated the distribution of complimentary Point of Sale (POS) machines to women nationwide, aiming to enhance their small-scale businesses.

This was made known in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, on Friday, May 17.

The statement reads in part: “The Federal Government in partnership with PLUG Terminals, has commenced the distribution of free Point of Sale (POS) machines to women across the country, with a view to boosting their small-scale enterprises

“During the inaugural ceremony which held today at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja, the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Barrister (Mrs) Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, stated that the exercise is the 1st phase of the Scheme targeting 1,000 beneficiaries in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) out of the 37,000 units earmarked for the 36 States of the Federation

“She stated further that the distribution of these POS machines represents a significant step in the present administration’s determination towards enhancing financial inclusion and empowerment of women in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Government

“Kennedy-Ohanenye added that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration is committed to equipping the feminine gender in order to upscale their economic status with a view to enabling them actively contribute, not only to the development of their families but also to the socio-economic growth of the nation

“The Minister expressed optimism that the flag-off of the free POS machines by the Ministry to women will not only unlock their potentials, but also ensure poverty alleviation, job creation as well as improve security in the country.”

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