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On 21st Feb 2016, The federal ministry for women affairs, social development and integration in collaboration with UN women supported by people of Japan  and facilitated by  Association  for the advancement  of women in Nigeria  ( ASSAWIN)  has organised a 3-Day training skills and acquisition workshop for the victims of GBV, IDPS and beneficiaries of GEEP and NAWEF in Adamawa state. At UBE conference hall.

In a welcome address, the assistant director, Economic service department Mrs. Dim Ifeoma okeke,  said she appreciate UN women and Adamawa state government for supporting them to touch the lives of women in the state. Adding that, the Hon. Minister for women affairs and social development, Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, urged them to ensure that the mandate of the ministry is put in place.

She further commends GEEP and NAWEF for coming to the aid of women. Mrs. Okeke thanked Adamawa state government for making the programme  possible. She stated that, one hundred and fifty (150) women across the state will benefit from the programme, five women (5)from each local government. And by the end of the workshop, each of the participant is expected to train at least ten (10) women in their various communities.

In his remarks, the programme coordinator,  Mr. Anthony Udah, appreciated the opportunity given to them for the advancement of the programme, adding that,  the programme is being done simultaneously in north-eastern part of the country. He said each participant will be received a take off grant in due course.
Mr. Udoh thanked the Hon. Commissioner, ministry for women  affairs, social development and integration for giving them maximum cooperation to carry the programme.

Declaring the workshop open,  the Hon. Commissioner ministry for women affairs, social development and integration. Alh. Aliyu Bell Tola, urged the women to  give the facilitators maximum cooperation in order to acquire more skills.

In her remarks, the state permanent secretary of the Ministry  Haj. Maisaratu Bello, encouraged the participants to adhere to what they will acquire in order to be productive and self reliant. She lauds the efforts of federal ministry and development partners for touching the lives of women in the state.

The participants will be trained  on soap and detergent making, tie and dye, baking cake, and juice making.
Responding on behalf of participants, Mrs. Farah James said this workshop is timely, because it prepare women to venture into business. She thanked the organizers  for their  concern on women and urged other organisations to emulate the gesture.

BY Aisha Saad
Information Officer
Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

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