By KEMI KASUMU
First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has called on women to take advantage of entrepreneurship opportunities available before them to become self-reliant.
She was speaking on Thursday 24th March 2021 during an event to mark the distribution of fashion, irrigation and other equipment to beneficiaries of her skills acquisition training, which was held before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs. Buhari called for more intervention schemes for women and youth from both governments and well-meaning individuals, even as she added that there was the need for the skills-gap training to be complemented with a start-up kit.
The beneficiaries were presented with large quantities of sewing machines, knitting machines, and agricultural irrigation equipment.
Malam Hadi Uba, Special Assistant to the President on Administration, Office of the First Lady, who represented the First Lady at the event, congratulated the beneficiaries and urged them to make the best use of the equipment to actualize the training they had received.
This was as contained in a statement issued by Barr Aliyu Abdullahi, the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the First Lady, in Abuja on Friday and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER.
It would be recalled that the First Lady had trained thousands of women for entrepreneurship across the country.