A former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife has called for more women empowerment programmes in the country.
Chief Ezeife made the call in Abuja during the unveiling of 40 and Fabulous Reality TV Show.
The former Governor who was represented by Mr Edozie Ezogwa said the call became necessary to reduce the level of poverty among women and make them self reliant.
According to him, women play vital role in the development of any society through ensuring a responsible family hence the need to empower them to add more value to their families and the society in general.
In a remark, the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Seguin Runsewe commended the organizers of the TV Reality Show, 40 and Fabulous noting that the programme would go a long way to complement the efforts of Government on women empowerment.
Runsewe said the TV Reality Show would also go a long way to show case Nigerian culture through women empowerment.
He therefore called for more public private sector collaboration towards women empowerment programmes to further enable them to contribute to national economic development.
Earlier, the Organizer of 40 and Fabulous TV Reality Show, Jolly Nnena Abani said the programme is to assist the multi-tasking women to choose their right career amongst all their crafts.
According to her, the programme is also aimed at creating a platform to assist depressed women within 40 years and above and giving emotional stability to women who feel that their age is a barrier to their socio-economic growth.
“The 40 and Fabulous TV Really Show is also aimed at empowering the multi talented women, improve the well being of an average woman, capacity building for multi-talented woman, cross breeding of talents and crafts among women who are creative and economic reward for their crafts as well as setting them up for self decency” She added.
Other speakers at the unveiling stressed the need for Government at all levels to create more conducive environment that would encourage more women empowerment programmes in the country.
The event was attended by stakeholders in the tourism, culture and entertainment industry.
By Matthew Ayoola