Wife of Nigerian President empowers women in Kano

Acheme Jack, Kano

Some beneficiaries with tailoring products.

Wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buahri has trained 1,000 women on various skills in Kano State, through her pet project Future Assured to improve their standards of living.

The beneficiaries selected from the 44 Local Government Areas of the state were trained in skills of their choice.

Great supporter
Mrs Buahri said the one month empowerment programme was meant to advance the womanhood as a great supporter of the family and the society in general.

Some of the women have already started making money with skills acquired from the training

“The beneficiaries are now empowered to augment their family course and solve immediate financial needs with confidence.

I believe these skills you have learnt will be transferred to your children, sisters, friends and even your neighbours directly or indirectly by subsidising for them what you produce. I hope it will translate to a more productive and fruitful life,” the wife of the President stated.

She therefore urged well to do individuals and organisations to assist the trained women with start up funds and kits so that they could expand their businesses.

Second phase skills
Additional 1000 women have been enrolled into the second phase of the skills acquisition programme.

The trainees specialised in fashion designing, interior decoration, spice and condiments, souvenir work, soap and shoe making as well as event management and decoration skills.

The Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo says the lives of the graduates have been transformed as their today is better than yesterday.

Leather products made by the women

“I’m happy for you because your hands are more fruitful than before and as your hands work, your purse will be full of money. And your families will have everything that they need, all because of a caring and compassionate mother like Aisha Buhari,” she explained.

The Wife of the Kano State Governor, Dr. Hafsat Ganduje commended the wife of the president for the good gesture to the women.

According to her, the state government is doing a lot for the women through empowerment programmes and the wife of the president has come to add more.

She promised 100 per cent loyalty of Kano women to Mrs Buhari and her husband, urging Nigerians to pray for the President day and night for good health.

The Director of the Non Governmental Organisation, Future Assured, Dr. Hajo said similar training was also conducted in Lagos State for women productivity and more would be unveiled in other states across soon.

Mercy Chukwudiebere