The Nigerian Army Officer’s Wives Association NAOWA have donated starter package to 100 members of the Buratai and Environs Women Association trained in various skills. The National President NAOWA Mrs Umma Kalsum Tukur while making the donation at Mararaba Nassarawa state said the mission of the association is to ensure significant number of the women population acquire skills to improve their family living condition.
Mrs Buratai stated that NAOWA started as a small group and grown to an international organisation. She said NAOWA under her leadership have trained more than 5, 000 women and youth in tailoring, Catering, Bag and shoe making, beads making, paint making, vulcanizing and catering services. She also stated that women and youth empowerment transforms the society faster.
In her welcome remark, the secretary Buratai and Environs Women Development Association Hajiya Aisha Adamu thanked NAOWA for taking a bold step in not only training the women but also committing huge resources to provide starter package. She said NAOWA has opened their eyes to see the evils of idle living.
Appreciating NAOWA on behalf of the beneficiarie, Hajiya Hauwa Musa promised to utilize the equipment to perfect the training acquired . Shee thanked the NAOWA president for exposing the women to entrepreneurial ventures and prayed for the Nigerian Army in all its operations.
Starter packages such as sewing machines, oven, popcorn making machines, beads making implements and soap making chemicals were presented to the beneficiaries. The event also featured a display of items produced during the training session.
By Maj IG Takwa