The FCT Administration through the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) is vigorously training several women in various skills in the Federal Capital Territory.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this revelation while receiving the National President of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda that paid him a visit in his office at Area Garki I District, Abuja.
The Minister said that since the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari, the FCT Administration has initiated useful skill acquisition schemes through the Abuja Enterprise Agency where women from all the nooks and crannies of the Federal Capital Territory have benefitted.
Malam Bello reiterated that his Administration intends to continue along that line because the women constitute a large population of the nation.
He disclosed that the FCT Administration has also keyed into the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme whereby two crops namely, rice and soya beans in which the FCT has comparative advantage is being promoted with women in the forefront.
The Minister remarked that very large population of women turned out to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and appreciated the uncommon support they have been giving to the government.
While promising to foster the interests of women in the Territory, he told them that his Administration is working to complete all ongoing projects in the areas of health, education and so on, which have direct bearing on the common man.
His words: “As soon as the on-going projects within the Federal Capital City are completed, the focus will shift to the Satellite Towns and the Area Councils.”
Malam Bello assured that, in addition, his Administration will revitalize 223 Primary Healthcare Centres across the Federal Capital Territory.
The Minister charged the women to continue to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari whilst promising to continue to have a robust relationship with the NCWS.
Speaking earlier, the National President of the National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Laraba Shoda noted that the FCT Minister has brought in strong vigour in the area of sanitation, land administration, healthcare delivery, security and other positive developments that have positive impact on the lives women.
The National President commended the Minister for his willingness to continue to support women in the area of wealth creation thereby improving their overall wellbeing.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Monday, January 16, 2017.