Gusau - The Zamfara Government on Monday said it would offer skills training to 75,000 women in the state, to enhance their economic wellbeing.
Hajiya Balkisu Bungudu, the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, said in an interview in Gusau.
The commissioner explained that the mass training was in fulfilment of the promises made by Governor Abdul'aziz Yari to support the women to live productive lives.
She said that the beneficiaries would mostly be widows, divorcess, orphans and other less privileged women in the state.
''We will train them in trades like sewing, knitting, grinding, tailoring, shoe making, weaving, fish and poultry farming, pomade making, soap and jelly processing, computer literacy among others.
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''After the training we will give them capital to start their businesses so that they will take care of themelves'', the commissioner said.
According to her, 5, 000 women each would be selected from 12 local government areas of the state, while 10,000 of the beneficiaries would come from Gusau, the state capital.
"The programme is to start very soon and all the selected beneficieries would be trained at the Women Development Centres in their respective local governments.''