In honour of International Women’s Day 2022 and in keeping with its commitment to empowering women in Nigeria, Keystone Bank Limited has partnered with Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd. (MEMMCOL) to train and provide financial independence for young women through the Keystone Bank Women Economic Empowerment Committee (KWEEC).
Mrs Helen Maiyegun, Chairperson of KWEEC, stated that the committee was formed by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) directive for commercial banks to support women’s empowerment in Nigeria. “We have been training women on skills acquisition such as catering, bead making, fashion design, and so on,” she says, “but this time we decided to think outside the box, which led to the partnership with MEMMCOL”.
When you empower a woman, you are empowering the nation and that is why the Keystone Bank Women Economic Empowerment Committee monitoring and evaluation team will continue to monitor the progress of these women to ensure that they put into practice what they have learned”.
Mrs Maiyegun also challenged the trainees to be good ambassadors for Keystone Bank and Momas Metering School by using the training to improve their lives and encourage other women in their communities.
Mr Kola Balogun, chairman of Momas Electrical Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd., praised the bank for assisting these young women in their pursuit of financial independence and urged other corporate organisations, as well as state and local governments, to join this initiative to positively engage women.
Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi, Chairman of the Academic Board at Momas Metering School, also praised the Bank for providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young women, emphasising that the initiative will benefit not only them but also their families, community, and Nigeria as a whole.
According to LEADERSHIP, Keystone Bank is dedicated to championing women’s empowerment initiatives, with a focus on information sharing, capacity building, and networking programmes, among other things.
The Bank has continued to collaborate with like-minded organisations to ensure that women have access to the opportunities and resources they require for success.