Wife of Nasarawa State Governor Empowers 300 Women
By Amina Mohammed, Lafia
The wife of the Nasarawa state governor, Salifat Sule has trained 300 vulnerable women across the three Senatorial Zones of the state in different skills.
The First Lady through her foundation, Salifat Abdullahi Sule Hope Foundation trained the women in partnership with the National Directorate of Employment, NDE and Industrial Training Fund, ITF.
Speaking at the end of the training on Thursday in Keffi Local Government Area, the first lady said the gesture was part of her contribution to empowering women to contribute meaningfully to their respective families.
The Nasarawa State governor”s wife said if a woman was in business or trade, she would add value to her family thereby helping their husbands on addressing the needs of the family.
“I feel aggrieved whenever I discover that a woman does not have a job, skill, or business to support her family.
“That is why since God lifted us, I have rolled out so many empowerment programs to empower our women.
“My foundation is doing nothing else than empowering vulnerable women and children to make their lives worthwhile,” the first lady stated.
She, therefore, distributed N20, 000 to each of the women amounting to N6 million to enable them to start businesses and support their families.
Speaking, Nasarawa State Coordinator of NDE, Mr. Chirs Bamdisa, represented by Mr. Shuaibu Gimba, commended the first lady for the initiative and continued support of women.
The NDE State Coordinator said their organisation in collaboration with the first lady had trained the 300 women on different skills.
He added that they trained them on how to utilise the monies given to them to contribute to the growth of their families, because, ‘getting money has always not been the problem, but utilising it.
Similarly, Head of Training, Lafia ITF office, Nanpoe Bala, who presented a catering paper, advised women to learn cooking and cleanliness to sustain their marriages.
She explained that if a woman was clean, cooks good food, and respects her husband, it would be difficult for him to ignore her and as well eat outside.
The training officer of ITF, therefore, advised the beneficiaries to teach their children good venous to keep them away from social vices.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mary Peter, expressed gratitude to the first lady for coming to their aid and promised to use the skills and the money judiciously.