Group em­pow­ers women with vo­ca­tional skills

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ojoma Akor

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.

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