Hajiya Balkisu Bungudu, skills training the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.
The commissioner explained that the mass training was in fulfilment of the promises made by Gov. 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.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
”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.
”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.” (NAN)