The Federal Government of Nigeria has flagged-off its Girls and Women Initiative in Nigeria (G-Win) programme, saying it would open access to life changing opportunities for girls and women in diverse endeavours.
Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Serah Ochekpe, who spoke at the flag off in Umuahia, Abia State, said the Federal Government initiated the project to address the skewed distribution of the nation’s resources and opportunities which currently placed girls and women at a disadvantage.
She said the programme would help in the realization of the potentials inherent in the average girl and woman in Nigeria to substantially contribute to the overall growth and development of the community and country.
Ochekpe said her ministry would support the states and participating communities to establish boreholes’ connection and mini-surface stream water schemes with full involvement of women and girls at all stages.
The minister said the G-Win project was aimed at creating employment and wealth to alleviate poverty through the provision of water, kiosks, and public sanitation facilities and enhance the capacity of women and girls to take ownership of the facilities.