The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has trained 200 women in Sokoto on food processing, packaging and value addition.
The minister of state, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, disclosed this in an address at a one-day workshop to commemorate this year’s International Women Day in Sokoto.
The minister added that the 200 women were selected from 21 local government areas of the state.
She said the training was to provide women with the best methods of processing, packaging and value addition on agricultural produce such as groundnut, soya beans, sugar cane, wheat, rice, maize, baobab and beans for sustainable profitability.
In her remarks, wife of Governor Tambuwal, Hajiya Maryam who was represented by Dr. Kulu Abubakar, commended the minister for the gesture, saying it would go a long way in enhancing the economic well-being of many families.
The commissioner for Women Affairs, Sokoto Hajiya Kulu Sifawa, assured that her ministry would willingly collaborate with any agency, individual or group that intends to assist women in the state to develop their potentials.
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