BY DONATUS NADI, Lafia
Nasarawa state government said it has concluded arrangement to empower
200 women across the state to make them self-reliant and mitigate the
acute poverty prevalent among women.
The commissioner for Women Affairs and Youth Development, Mrs. Mary
Enwongulu made this known on Tuesday when she received a non
governmental organization (NGO) Nigerian Women in Agriculture (NAWIA)
in her office in Lafia.
The commissioner said the ministry, through the dogged efforts of the
state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, is committed to the well being
of women, hence the empowerment programme which is slated for
22/6/2017, adding that the target is to providing support for the
development of women at all levels in the state.
She applauded the giant strides of the state governor, saying despite
the financial challenges he has shown unrelenting commitment and
dedication to infrastructure and the development of women so as to be
able contribute their quarter in the society.
She said: “The governor takes seriously the place of women
contributing to good governance, as a result of that commitment we
have about six women in key positions in the state”.
“And apart from political appointments to women, he has always
encouraged empowerment programmes that will be of value to women” she
Earlier the president of NAWIA, Mrs Ngizan Chahul, expressed the
group’s satisfaction with the Nasarawa state government for the kind
of programmes that are channeled towards women development.