Wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has inaugurated the new office building of Daura Grassroots Women Initiative, a women’s association aimed at empowering women towards self-reliance.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the First Lady who conducted the inauguration on Wednesday in Daura, Katsina state, seized the opportunity to donate a groundnut extruder machine for the use of the women.
Mrs Buhari said the machine was her own contribution to the success of the center to enable the women process groundnut related products, promising to also assist in the marketing of the end-products through the Future Assured Programme.
She also presented 200 members of the association with start-up funds.
On her part, the Katsina State Chairman of the Initiative, Ambaru Sani Wali, in her address, said the office complex was secured in order to provide a rallying point for the women.
She cited the need for women to receive empowerment and said the association would come up with many initiatives to change the economic status of the women, declaring “More women need to be empowered so that the condition of their families, especially their children will improve.”