Aisha Buhari empowers 2200 women in Kano

Aisha Buhari empowers 2200 women in Kano
April 29 21:01 2017

The beneficiaries of the first batch of the Women Empowerment Programme organised by Aisha Buhari Foundation in Kano state have rounded up their training on Friday, April 28, 2017. 

The graduands, numbering 1000 were randomly selected from different women groups from the state’s 44 local governments, and trained based on their choice of vocation.

The beneficiaries were taught fashion design, interior decoration, event management, catering and leatherwork. Others were trained to produce cosmetics and household cleaning products, while others were taught processing of household spices. Because of their number, the women were spread between two centres: the women center at Gyadi gyadi and Salfat women center at Goron Dutse.

Coordinator of the Aisha Buhari Foundation’s Women Empowerment Programme in Kano state, Mrs Ramatu Mukhtar Rabiu, said the primary mandate of the foundation is to empower women and enhance their chance of growing to their full potential in the community, which has of recent become more pronounced with the activities of the Future Assured programme. 

She said the foundation takes inspiration from its founder, Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, whose unrelenting commitment in this regard, has drawn global attention.

“Mrs. Buhari has changed the lives of thousands of Nigerian women and she will continue, so that more women will become empowered in Nigeria,” she said.

Mrs. Rabiu congratulated the graduands on the skills they have acquired, and called on them to translate the skills to money and improve their livelihood. 

She also advised them to ensure that beyond the skills, they should also advocate to other women to engage in entrepreneurial activities.

In her remarks, president of National Council for Women Societies, Kano state chapter, Hajiya Zainab Ali Musa. thanked Mrs. Buhari for being a role model who makes direct contribution to improve the lives of women. 

Also speaking, the Managing Director of Salfat Empowerment Center, Mrs. Aisha Ameen Ilias, expressed appreciation to Mrs. Buhari for increasing the number of skilled women in Kano.

She said the programme would translate to better economic indices in the state. 

The training is expected to reach 2200 women in Kano, and has been held in Lagos and Katsina states so far. Aisha Buhari Foundation plans to conduct the training in all the states of the Federation.