Polaris Bank has received kudos from a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Oluranti Adebule, for its commitment to skills acquisition and empowerment of women in the country.
She gave the commendation at the graduation and anniversary ceremony of the International Women’s Society (IWS) Skills Acquisition Centre Lekki, Lagos.
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Adebule expressed delight at the level of work done at the centre to elevate the socio-economic status of women in the state and the country at large.
According to her, the skill acquisition will promote the springing up of more micro-enterprises and create jobs, especially among the womenfolk.
She lauded the quality of vocational skills given women, noting that the skills acquisition centre was established to create empowerment opportunities and promote self-reliance, thus alleviating poverty and increasing the level of literacy and vocational skills among women.
Speaking on behalf of Polaris Bank, the Acting Group head, Customer Value Management and Strategic Communications, Mrs Bukola Oluyadi, used the occasion to reaffirm the bank’s commitment to women empowerment.
She said empowering women would contribute significantly to the nation’s economy.
“Polaris Bank has always been conscious of the challenges women face and is leaving no stone unturned to help improve the lot of the womenfolk.
“This is one of the many initiatives we support to empower women so they can fulfill their aspirations,” she said in a statement emailed to Persecondnews.
On her part, the President of the International Women’s Society, Mrs Ibiwunmi Akinnola, congratulated the students and teachers for their persistence and doggedness despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and also thanked Polaris Bank and other partners, for their support particularly in the area of e-learning.
The Chairperson of the Skills Acquisition Center, Mrs Feyisola Abiru, also thanked Polaris Bank for its role in setting up an e-learning infrastructure for the centre and facilitating vocational skills acquisition for 21 women in catering, fashion designing, beauty, adult literacy and hospitality.