Globacom has reinstated its commitment to fostering more digital opportunities for women in Nigeria, saying it would continue to support women’s digital inclusion and economic empowerment.
Head, customer care call, Globacom, Mrs. Kemi Fadipe, gave the pledge on behalf of Glo at a meeting of Nigeria Women Digital Agenda Summit and Awards (NWDA) in Lagos.
Fadipe stated that “Globacom since inception has demonstrated its commitment to women’s empowerment in concrete terms, by opening up access to telecommunication services, making them affordable to all classes of Nigerians, including women, and promoting gender equality and fair access to ICT in Nigeria.”
According to her, it has been proven that there was a positive correlation between access to ICT and economic growth and development. She revealed that Glo has been providing technical support and solutions to many female entrepreneurs, which has empowered them to compete favourably and advance in their fields of endeavour.
Fadipe also reiterated that Glo was the largest supporter of the Nigerian entertainment industry which is dominated by women and the company intends to sustain this drive of empowerment by offering pocket-friendly innovative products and services within the reach of all regardless of age, tribe or gender.
Also speaking at the event, founder, Women Arise for Change Initiative, . Joe Okei-Odumakin, explained that social media was now a veritable tool for championing the cause of human rights as well as social enterprise, given it has afforded many hitherto unknown cases of abuse, and given a voice to many, especially women under abuse.