His Royal Highness King Appolus Chu took the initiative to empower 250 women by providing each of them with 20,000 naira to rent farmlands. This empowering act occurred during the UN Women programme, which was hosted by King Chu at the King’s Court yesterday in Eleme. The programme focused on dialogues surrounding the importance of investing in women to accelerate progress and put an end to gender-based violence.

Prominent figures in attendance included Brigadier General Buba Marwa, Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Barrister Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Mrs Beatrice Eyong, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, and Mrs. Hajiya Lami Lau, President of the National Society of Women in Nigeria. These dignitaries were all represented

Through this event, UN Women aimed to raise awareness and emphasize the rights and significance of women and girls in society. The gathering was reminded of the importance of treating women with respect and equality.

Moreover, the NDLEA conducted a session to inform the attendees about the dangers of drug abuse among women, men, and the youth. They urged parents to set positive examples for their children and to be cautious of their words to prevent drug and substance abuse within the community and the nation as a whole.

The 250 empowered women expressed their gratitude towards King Chu for consistently supporting and prioritizing the improvement of their lives. This act of generosity is not the first time King Chu has provided financial assistance to women in his Kingdom.

Hadiza Bk