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Emefiele Celebrates Nigerian Women, Restates CBN’sCommitment to Gender Parity

 

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has felicitated with Nigerian women and reiterated the CBN’s commitment to promoting gender equality and financial inclusion for them.

He was speaking at a webinar organised by the bank Thursday to commemorate the International Women’s Day.  

The apex bank Governor called for more engaging conversations on how women can leverage technology and innovation to bridge the digital gender gap. 

He noted in his keynote address at the webinar that digital financial services had become a critical dependency in the economy, providing vast opportunities to bridge the digital gender gap, drive financial inclusion and increase employment and economic opportunities for women. 

He reiterated the CBN’s commitment to promoting gender equality and financial inclusion among women through such policies as the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF), which dedicates 60 per cent of the funding under the scheme to women-owned enterprises, the Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria, which seeks to address gender gaps in access to finance, targeted onboarding of women on its central bank digital currency, the e-Naira, amongst others.

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