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By Aisha Saad

16th November, 2015.
Her Excellency, Hajiya Maryam Umar Jibirilla is set to organise 3-Days Capacity Building Workshop on Acquiring Entrepreneurship for 2,260 widows drawn from the 21 Local Government Areas across the state.

All Heads of Service from 21 Local Government Areas in the state were at the Government House Presidential Lounge. They were given forms to be issued among widows in their respective Local Government Areas. The widows are expected to fill in the forms and attached a passport size photograph before submission.
 She urged the Heads of Service to organise workshops that will sensitise women particularly widows on how to venture into business.

 Hajiya Maryam Mohammad Umaru explained her sole aim of coming up with the Initiative, adding that involving women from grassroots particularly those affected by the insurgency happen to be her area of interest. She said many women lost their husbands in the process and are now widows and they are most vulnerable in the society.
She urged  the women to utilise  the  money that  will be given to them by  engaging themselves in  a  business  that  will  make them to  be  self-reliance.

Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Women Affairs,  Social  Development  and  Integration, Alhaji  Aliyu Bello  Tola in his remarks  advised  representatives of  each  Local  Government Areas to make  judicious  distribution of  the forms.

The  Heads of Service Yola -South Local  Government Area, Alhaji  Chubado  Hamidu,  in his  speech  promised  to  ensure  judicious  distribution of  the  forms  in his Area.
 National  President  of  Widows  Association, Mrs. Hilda Makantu  in her remarks confessed that  she has stayed long  in Widows  Council  but  has never  experienced  this  kind  of  gesture. Mrs. Makantu appreciated the efforts of her Excellency.

 Lastly, the Permanent  Secretary  Ministry  of Women Affairs, Hajiya Maisaratu Bello who was in charge of the distribution process charged all the   Heads of Service to  ensure  that the forms goes round.

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