Girls have the potential to change their own economic status, as well as that of the communities in which they live. Nigeria’s 80.2 million girls have significantly less life opportunities compared to their male counterparts and girls in Nigeria lag behind men in most indicators of socio-economic development. Girls have limited access to the types of vocational training and skills acquisition that could improve their access to economic assets and overall financial security.
Economic empowerment is one of the most powerful routes for girl’s to achieve their potential and advance their rights. Empowering girl’s with basic skills will meet poverty-reduction goals and will also afford them the opportunities to be self-reliant and have value for education. Since girl’s make up the majority, meeting poverty-reduction goals requires addressing girls and their economic empowerment also when young girls are empowered with the right tools, they create a better future for themselves, families and the society at large.