Nige­rian women should be em­pow­ered – Dr Nasir

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

Nige­rian women should be eco­nom­i­cally em­pow­ered for the na­tion to de­velop, a del­e­gate from Katsina state, Dr Talatu Nasir has said.

The del­e­gate spoke at the Na­tional Con­fer­ence while com­ment­ing on the in­au­gu­ral speech of Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan yes­ter­day.

She said “women should form the ful­crum of eco­nomic re­ju­ve­na­tion of the coun­try. Women must ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties for the coun­try to move for­ward.”

She urged the con­fer­ence to look at is­sues of in­se­cu­rity; youth un­em­ploy­ment, women rights and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and girl-child ed­u­ca­tion.

She said agri­cul­ture, which is the main­stay of our econ­omy, should be mech­a­nized and im­proved to pro­vide jobs for Nige­rian youth.

She said “in­puts should be pro­vided to farm­ers; and con­nect them to con­sumers through the fi­nanc­ing, han­dling, pro­cess­ing, stor­age and trans­porta­tion of agro-al­lied prod­ucts.”

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