Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso,
A total of 200 women, who received training on poultry farming, were graduated from the Kano State Institute of Poultry, Tukui in Makoda Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, said the state government had spent N9.3 million on the training of the 200 women selected from Takai and Dawakin Tofa local government areas of the state.
Kwankwaso also urged all the beneficiaries to use the knowledge they acquired to improve the socio-economic well-being of their families. He assured that the state government would continue to come up with programmes which would impact positively on the lives of the people particularly rural dwellers.
The governor also assured women poultry farmers that the state government would buy all surplus eggs from them in the event the market becomes saturated.
He further directed the ministry of agriculture to ensure that the students’ hostel, currently under construction in the school, was completed on time to enable government recruit more women for the training programme.
THISDAY in Kano learnt that 600 women have so far benefitted from the training on poultry farming under the state government’s women empowerment programme.
Also, in her address, the commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Baraka Sani, advised the women against selling the chickens. The commissioner also hailed the state government for initiating various programmes that were aimed at empowering women and youth in the state.