Women Affairs Minister Flags Off Pink Riders Scheme

Women Affairs Minister Flags Off Pink Riders Scheme

In line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration, the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye has commissioned the Women Tricycles Transport Scheme, tagged Pink Riders.

At the ceremony held today in her Office in Abuja, the Minister stated that the initiative is aimed at equipping and empowering the Nigerian woman to become self reliant so as to contribute meaningfully to the development of her home, community and society at large.

She stated that 30 Tricycles would be distributed by the Ministry among the Fulani and other vulnerable women from the six Area Councils in FCT, Abuja in the first phase of the Scheme.

Barrister Kennedy Ohanenye who informed that the Scheme which has been structured through partnership with a financial institution will provide three stages of banking services.

These services, she added, is expected to provide loans for the Women to procure the Tricycles, pay back the loans without interest as well as save money to purchase their own Tricycles in the long run.

The Minister explained that efforts are being put in place to ensure that the procurement and distribution of these Tricycles are concluded in all the geo-political zones of the country within 6 months.

She added that the Ministry under her watch, will continue to develop policies and programmes that will enhance as well as bring positive change in the life of the vulnerable and the Nigerian woman in particular, in line with the policy thrust of the Federal government.

Barrister Kennedy- Ohanenye therefore called on the Police, Road Marshalls and other motor vehicle regulatory task force to support the effort of the Federal Government in the realization of the Pink Riders programme packaged for the benefit of the Nigerian woman in the quest for them to make valuable economic contribution to the development of the nation.

Earlier in her remarks, the Sales Consultant, Simba Group, Priya Jha stated that the Tricycles were customised purely for women, especially the vulnerable among them, with a view to empowering the average Nigerian woman to make a worthwhile earning for herself and also contribute to the economic growth and development of the country.

Mrs. Grace Njoku
Head, Press and Public Relations