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Nigeria: The Federal Government and Sokoto State involves women in agriculture

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To improve food security in the country, the federal government, in partnership with the state government of Sokoto, began distributing agriculture materials and tools to women in 23 local government areas.

Hajiya Kulu Sifawa, the state commissioner for women and children affairs, said the gesture was part of a shared objective between the federal and state governments to engage Nigerian women in farming activities while at home.

“The project’s main goal is to expand agricultural operations to improve food security across the country.”

“Women’s participation in nation-building through agriculture is a priority for the Federal and State Ministries of Women Affairs.

” Because women are the backbone of social progress, the government created the program to support the country’s aim to improve food security.”

“I strongly advise recipients to seize this chance with both hands to assure the exercise’s success.”

The commissioner, on the other hand, praised President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Women Affairs for their efforts in developing the initiative, which will greatly benefit women farmers at the grassroots.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Gudu Local Government Area Council stated that his council would monitor the exercise’s progress among beneficiaries in the area.

“We’re from the country, and as you know, our women work as full-time farmers.” So, given the current state of affairs, I can tell you that food output will significantly improve,” he stated.

Bags of groundnuts, maize, rice, and beans were delivered to selected women in the state’s 23 local government units.

Cutlasses, wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels are among the various tools available, as are GNID Super AGRO organic liquid fertilizer, pesticides, treated mosquito nets, and power fumigation tank sprayers.

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