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Post-COVID-19: Wadada to empower 1,000 women

By Salisu Sani-Idris A former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, has revealed his intention to train 1,000 rural women in the senatorial district of Nasarawa in different skills, in order to stimulate the development of entrepreneurship.

Wadada, who made the disclosure in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Keffi, Nasarawa, said the training was part of her efforts to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 on rural women.

He also said the training was part of a strategy to empower women and support business growth in Nasarawa, adding that the initiative would strengthen the capacities of women to produce items such as beads, liquid soaps. , among other skills.

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Wadada, who is also the chairman of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), revealed that the 1,000 women to be trained would also be supported with starter kits and grants.

The former lawmaker noted that empowering women would address the myriad of issues affecting women around the world, such as gender-based violence, inequalities in girls’ education and premature marriage.

“The Wadada Education Foundation, in partnership with the Amazones of Arewa Rural Women’s Intervention Program, is establishing a training center to empower and train 1,000 people in the Nasarawa West Senate District to be economically independent.

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“For my dream of promoting gender equality so that women can thrive. I have decided to allocate 200 locations to each of the five local governments that make up Nasarawa West, namely, the Keffi, Karu, Kokona, Nasarawa and Toto local government areas of the state.

“The program is scheduled to start November 1-5, at the Keffi Polo Ranch on the Abuja Expressway,” he said.

Wadada, who said the program would encourage rural women to discover their full potential, said beneficiaries would also be trained in bookkeeping, savings culture, customer relations, among other modules for getting started and effectively manage their skills.

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He reiterated his determination to continue to empower women, youth and other vulnerable groups as a strategy to alleviate poverty and reduce idleness in society.

The former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Capital Market revealed that after the training and empowerment program, he will carry out medical outreach activities, targeting as many as 1,000 people in the state.

Wadada, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Yakin Keffi, explained that the measure was intended to complement the government’s efforts to provide effective health services in the state.

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Source: NAN

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