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Governors wife empowers 56 women in Kogi

09 July 2015, 21:30

Lokoja - Hajiya Halima Wada , the wife of Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi, on Thursday empowered current trainees of the Lokoja-based Advanced Fashion and Design Centre,(FAREC) with 56 modern sewing machines.

It is reported that this brings to 226, those trained and empowered by the governor’s wife since the inception of her pet project: Kogi Women Empowerment Network (KOWEN).

She congratulated the graduands for their dedication to complete the training through which they had liberated themselves from the shackles of poverty.

Wada advised them to utilise the knowledge and skills acquired during and through the training to better their lives and the society.

"It will be counter-productive if the knowledge is not extended to other members of the society to achieve the aims of the project,’’ she said.

Also read: Nigerian women empowerment scheme awarded at WEF

Wada said her office and KOWEN would continue to explore all avenues that would be beneficial to the society especially the less privileged,‎ the unemployed youths, women and children.

She advised the graduands to remain good ambassadors of the state and urged the government to help sustain and support the programme.

Earlier, the Project Manager of the fashion centre, Mrs Husseina Ameh, expressed appreciation to the governor’s wife for her support since its inception.

Ameh said that many women had been empowered through the making of adire (tie-and-dye) and batik training.

"We have given grants to some trainees, register their various ventures with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), as well as create linkages to enable them settle down on their lines of business,’’ she said. 




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