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Partnerships set to empower Kano women

02 October 2015, 08:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Kano State Government has announced plans to establish partnerships to empower women.

Such alliances with the Department

for International Development (DFID), Dangote Foundation and other notable development partners would ensure women learnt techniques of self reliance for sustainable development.

State Commissioner for Women  Affairs and Social Development, Barrister Zubaida Damakka Abubakar, confirmed the planned partnerships.

She said forging such collaboration became imperative in the quest to empower women to stand on their feet.

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DFID, Dangote Foundation and other prominent development partners were major edifices that can be relied upon to support the self reliance initiative for sustainable development, she said 

"Many government agencies have immensely benefitted from their active support," she said.

The commissioner added that the programme is a major cardinal thrust of the current administration to accord women the empowerment leverage to sustain the drive for establishing small scale businesses as a way  of becoming self reliant.

"My ministry is willing to spread its tentacles in  co-opting women in the rural areas to benefit from the initiative," said Abubakar.

- CAJ News


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