Sokoto’s N780m Women Entrepreneurship Centres Near completion
Sokoto state government said it has released the sum of N155 million for the completion of the construction of women entrepreneurship development centres in the 23 local government areas of the state.
It said when completed, the centres will will serve as research and training facilities with a view to empowering women, enlightening the public on gender-related issues and rehabilitation of patients.
A statement issued in Sokoto by the spokesman of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Malam Imam Imam, said the N780m model centres are expected to be put to use in the second quarter of 2017.
Meanwhile, 100 women have benefited from grant of N50,000 each given by the Sokoto State Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency (SOSMEDA) under its conditional cash grant to extremely poor citizens across the state.
The funds were distributed in Sokoto by the state commissioner for women affairs, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa and DG of SOSMEDA, Turai-Jummai Alhassan.
Specifically, the centers are designed to train women in sewing, knitting, catering services, as well as adult provision of education lessons.
So far, all the centers in Sokoto East and Sokoto South Senatorial zones have been completed and handed over to the government.
However, construction work is still on going in the eight centers in Sokoto Central Senatorial zone.