Group empowers women with vocational skills
A non-governmental organization, Wazobia Women United Association, has empowered 200 women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with vocational skills.
Speaking during the event at the palace of the Chief of Nyanya, where 50 women from Nyanya were empowered, founder of the organisation, Hajiya Kande Garuba, said she embarked on the project in order to make women self-reliant.
The women were trained on how to make soap, room freshener and perfume among others.
Hajiya Kande said many women at the grassroots today are either poor or widows, saying they need to be given a source of livelihood.
She identified lack of capital to commence business after their training as a handicap and so solicited for support from government and well-meaning Nigerians to improve the lives of such less privileged women.
Also speaking, the Chief of Nyanya, Danladi Iya, commended the association for its efforts towards empowering women in his community.