By Mala Abdulaziz
The Women and Youths Employment Initiative in collaboration with other developmental partners have graduated a set of Fifty women in Potiskum, Yobe State.
In her welcome address, the gender officer, women and youths employment initiative, Asabe Abdullahi Abubakar said the set of 50 women who were selected randomly from different locations in Potiskum would be presented starter packages to be self-reliant.
She called on the government and other stakeholders to always patronize the empowered women to boost their market.
In a remarks, the Executive Director WOYEIN, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim said the program which started long ago has enrolled over 200 women, who are survivors of GBV in four local government Areas of Gujba, Gaidam, Damaturu and Potiskum.
She said the program which has built the capacity of women and young girls on GBV has boosted their participation in politics to develop their communities.
In his vote of thanks, the Chairman Potiskum Local government Alh Salihu Muntari, represented by his Deputy Adamu Hamza Ngojin while appreciating YOWEIN, the United Nation and all developmental partners that the council will monitor and patronize the beneficiaries to make sure all is in order.
Some of the beneficiaries of the program while thanking WOYEIN called for more training and capacity building for women in Yobe State and the North East, who have lost their means of livelihood as a result of the activities of Insurgents.
The programme is funded by the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) and the EU-supported spotlight initiative on ending violence against women and girls, with technical support from UN Women.