This was disclosed by the National President of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Mrs. Nkechi Okemini Mba, at a press briefing on the project in Abuja Thursday.
Mrs. Mba, who said the centre would be situated in Area 11, Garki in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, noted that the centre would work with governments at the federal, state and local levels on policy formulation and inputs that concern women.
The centre would also drive policies for the domestication of international and regional protocols and instruments that border on women issues.
Justifying the naming of the centre after Mrs. Jonathan, the NCWS President said: “We decided to name the centre after the first lady in view of her contributions to the elimination of obstacles inhibiting the political and economic advancement of Nigerian Women.”
On how the project would be funded, she disclosed, “The N20 billion is expected to be raised at a fund raising dinner which would hold very soon”.