In a bid to improve the standard of living of women, children and disabled people, the Sokoto State Government has spent N800 million on the building of Women Development and Empowerment Centres in the 23 Local Governments Areas in the state.
Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, the Sokoto State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa, in Sokoto on Monday made this disclosure.
Sifawa said the building of the centres was part of the State Government’s commitment to reducing poverty among women in the state.
She said that the gesture was initiated to improve the standard of living of women, children and people with disabilities in the state.
The commissioner noted that women must learn to be resourceful and self-reliant as the role of women was strategic to every society right from creation.
Sifawa also pointed out that the State Government had already set up an empowerment and training programme to be facilitated at the centres.
“We believe that through these centres, the poverty level of women in the state shall be greatly reduced.
“Women are indispensable partners in the quest for economic growth and development.”
She further added that the ministry is also collaborating with the ministry of social welfare and culture and other agencies in the state to achieve its set goals.