By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Agwam Bajju 1, His Royal Highness, Nuhu Bature has advised rural women in Kaduna State and indeed Northern Nigeria to empower themselves with education in order to free themselves from poverty.
He made the call during a two-day workshop put together by the Bajju Traditional Council at the Agwam Bajju’s Palace over the weekend.
Speaking further, he explained that the workshop with the theme, “Strategies To Enhance Women Productivity In Rural Communities was timely and would go a long way in empowering the participants.
He urged them to take advantage of the opportunity in turning around the fortunes of their families.
” As virtuous women, you are expected to contribute meaningfully to the society in general and your immediate families in particular, ” he urged.
The traditional ruler commended the traditional council for organising the workshop, calling on others to emulate same.
Speaking to newsmen, some participants at the orientation workshop said they were all out to fight for fairness and equality for women in the society.
Rachel Bakam a participant, said that she learnt a lot and is ready to make a difference in the society with knowledge acquired.
Another participant, Anita Zugwai said that she was excited because her family will now be better positioned economically as a result of what she learnt over two days at the workshop.
For Dabo Margret, another participant, all she expressed was gratitude to the organisers.
“All I can say is thank you and God bless the organisers. I never knew that with a little push, we can be self reliant. I wish more women can benefit from this, it would make the society more peaceful because families will have means of survival and channel their energies positively,” she added.
The Bajju Kingdom it was learnt by our correspondent, is making efforts at helping women see the need for developmental growth.