Rite Foods Limited has mapped out a programme to empower women entrepreneur especially those in the food industry through capacity building and networking.
To this end, the food and beverage company said it has started sourcing 90 per cent of its raw material locally, while only 10 per cent is imported as part of its efforts to empower Nigerians and create more jobs.
Speaking at the first edition of Food, Drinks and Her-the March Exhibition, which was designed to recognise, support and celebrate women entrepreneurs in the food and drinks industry in Nigeria, in an atmosphere of food, fun, drinks and networking in Lagos, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, said that the it is important to celebrate and empower women entrepreneur in the society.
According to him, most times, people don’t still see women as entrepreneurs in the society, which is why the company is empowering them to bring to the forefront their businesses.
He added: “Many societies still have a long journey in the appreciation of women empowerment and the impact on society. It cannot be over emphasised that what women teach has a positive impact and where they do not teach has a negative impact on the society, the country and hence generations.
“As a food and beverage company, it was natural that our thoughts gravitated towards the idea of recognising, celebrating and ultimately, empowering female, food and drinks entrepreneurs, by providing a platform where they can showcase their entrepreneurial spirit, network among themselves for positive alignments for future successes and most importantly, have fun while doing it.”
However, he urged Nigerian to learn how to celebrate and empower women because of the impact they make in the society, adding that if Nigerians get this through there will be a better society because women teaches positive.