Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the wife of Nigeria’s president, has inaugurated the new office building of Daura Grassroots Women Initiative, a women’s association aimed at empowering women towards self-reliance.
She used the event to donate a groundnut extruder machine for the use of the women.
In her remarks at the event, which held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in Daura, Katsina State, 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.
A statement by Suleiman Haruna, Director of Information to Mrs. Buhari which was made available to journalists in Daura on Thursday evening, added that Katsina State Chairman of the Initiative, Hajiya 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.”
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