By Mustapha Usman
The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has empowered 1,000 women across the 44 local government areas of Kano State.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony of the 1,000 women and flag off of another set of 2,000 women at the Government House, Kano on Saturday, Mrs Buhari said the empowerment programmes under the Future Assured initiative would improve their economic conditions.
“The joy of every woman is to get a good and caring husband. But when the husband gets tired of you and asks you to leave his house, you must leave. So the panacea to this problem is entrepreneurship.
“State governments already have their respective empowerment schemes. We, at the federal level would also assist in order to improve the economic well-being of women,” she added.
Mrs. Buhari also revealed that in three months’ time, she would return to Kano for graduation of another 2,000 women.
She also tasked federal and state legislators on the need to distribute funds to the beneficiaries of the programme in their respective constituencies in order to start up their businesses.
Earlier in her remarks, wife of the governor of Kano State, Hafsat Ganduje, congratulated the beneficiaries and enjoined them to properly put into practice the skills they acquired in order to improve their economic status.