THE Federal Ministry of Water Resources has conducted trainings for the second phase of the Girls and Women Initiative in Nigeria project in Kebbi, Delta and Taraba states.
The ministry, at the weekend, said the trainings were in furtherance of the Federal Government’s transformation agenda.
This pilot phase was conducted in Danko Wasagu, Aniocha and Takum council areas of Kebbi, Delta and Taraba States respectively.
The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Serah Ochekpe, re-stated the determination of her ministry towards raising the standard of women in the country.
Ochekpe noted this in an addresses read on her behalf in the three states.
“The reason behind the ministry’s G-WIN project was to create employment and income to alleviate poverty through the provision of water schemes, water kiosks, and public sanitation facilities to build the ability of women and girls in the rural areas to effectively and confidently own and manage these facilities,” she said.
African Themes Limited implemented the training programme in the three states.
Speaking on the training programme as well, the Managing Director of African Themes (lead consultants), Mrs. Annabelle Adeyemi-Johnson, commended the current administration for continuing his drive to empower women.
She stated that with the training alone, the participants had been empowered to take their destinies in their own hands.
While expressing her appreciation for her firm being selected to collaborate the ministry on the project, Adeyemi-Johnson commended the minister for her special role in sustaining the girls and women programme even in the heat of an election campaign.
She described the project as “another bold step by the ministry to make life better for Nigerians as part of the transformation agenda of the federal government.”
She added, “When women are given this kind of quality empowerment, through which they can generate wealth, the impact will no doubt be visible on the larger society because once you train a woman, you have trained a nation.