Buhari empowers over 1, 000 women in Kwara

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday, empowered over 1, 000 women in different skills acquisition in Kwara State.
The programme was organised by the Future Assured Women and Youth Empowerment, the pet project of Buhari.
Speaking at the graduation of beneficiaries in Ilorin, Buhari said the graduates were trained in various economic activities in line with the mandate of the initiative.
She said that the focus of the programme was to empower women and other less privileged in the society towards the realisation of economic self reliance.
According to her, the programme would complement government’s efforts in uplifting the standards of this segment of the population.
In her address, wife of Kwara State Governor, Omolewa Ahmed, said the Future Assured initiative of Buhari was transforming the lives of the youth and women folks, who formed greater percentage of the unemployed in the country.
She described acquisition of skills as the main sustainable means to tackle the social burden of mass unemployment.
Ahmed said her office would support the best 100 participants that excelled, to start their enterprises at the end of the training.
According to her, an additional 225 was added to 1, 100 because of the zeal demonstrated by the participants.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that some of the skills acquired by the women were; pastry making, tie and dye, make-up, bead and jewelry making.

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