Following the recent launch of the Ogun State Jobs Portal and the desire to partner with the private sector, Access Bank Plc has indicated interest to co-operate with Ogun State Government in realising this goal.

          A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Ogun state Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, stated that the initiative was aimed at creating opportunities, up skill and expand the job space for young men and women and those with special talents from the State.

          It indicated that the proposition would provide direct employment opportunities to qualified young graduates, avail them with financial literacy and empowerment programmes, give them access to training and capacity building activities, open them up to entrepreneurship, as well as give them access to borrowing for personal and business solutions.

          The statement also added that the partnership proposition would involve vocational training programmes, empowerment schemes and special financial products that would facilitate access to finance for young graduates, youths and women.

          The statement further disclosed that there would be an empowerment programme for women, the W Initiative, with financial and lifestyle solutions through the various stages of their lives, adding that the partnership would also avail the women access to finance, market, capacity building and networking programmes, among other benefits.

          According to the statement, “the initiative from the bank will also help women have access to the W Power Loan, a loan that is a discounted financing product for women in business with flexible lending options that would allow women borrow up to N20 million, without a physical collateral at 15 percent rate per annum, just as businesses could access up to N100 million and a social impact product, Maternal Health Service Support(MHSS), designed to help women and families overcome barriers to good health and well being would be available’’.

          It also added that Maternal Health Service Support(MHSS) would provide finance for medical procedures including fertility treatments(IVF), Natal Care(Child Delivery), Bariatric(Weight Control) treatments, dental care, orthopaedic treatments and selected specialized surgeries in Nigeria and abroad, adding that women can also have access to short term digital payday loans without any form of collateral.