Group urges FG to provide agric. inputs for rural women


By Olasunkanmi Onifade

The Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) has urged Federal Government to provide agricultural input for rural women to enhance food production.

The National President of NAWE, Mrs Vera Ndanusa, said this at a news conference to commemorate the International Women’s Day (IWD) in Abuja on Monday.

The News Agency  of Nigeria (NAN) reports that IWD is annually celebrated on March 8 around the world.

It has “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World”as its theme for 2021.

Ndanusa said that the provision of agricultural inputs would reduce workload through the use of appropriate technologies.

She added that “women, like their male counterparts, can be big time farmers in Nigeria, if given the necessary and desired support by government and corporate organisations.

“Women are so enterprising but for lack of financial backing, they have gone back into their shields.

“We have women who are very successful in…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria