Nasarawa State Government has commenced a Five Day Entrepreneurial and Skill Acquisition Training for Over Three hundred women in the state.
At the opening of the training in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in the state, Hajiya Halima Jabiru said the programme was aimed at empowering women to cope with the adverse effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Hajiya Halima Jabiru said since the outbreak of the COVID 19, Nasarawa State Government had not relented in its efforts towards initiating programmes aimed at cushioning the economic effects of the pandemic on the people.
She stated that women have remained the major focus of the state government in the areas of empowerment hence the need for participants to take advantage of the training to maximize their potentials.
Hajiya Halima Jabiru pointed out that the participants who would be trained in making hand sanitizers,packaging of farm produce, production of soap and bread making would be given loans to start up their own businesses.
Wife of the Nasarawa State Governor, Hajiya Silifat Sule called on the women to rise up to the occasion by engaging themselves in lifelong ventures to keep the home front economically viable.