Nasara Foundation, a baby of the wife of the Governor of Kebbi State, Her Excellency, Hajiya Zainab Nasir Idris, has brought sunshine and smiles to 1,247 trainees in Kebbi State.
The Foundation trained for three months 362 females and 46 males on Tailoring, 103 females and 83 males on computers, 31 females and 25 males on Shoe making, 41 females on makeup, and 41 females on Catering, all of whom went home with different skills acquisition materials at their graduation ceremony and distribution of these materials, which were part of activities marking the 100 days of office for His Excellency, Governor Nasir Idris.
The ceremony, which was held in conjunction with the state’s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, took place on Monday, September 4, 2023, at the premises of the Ministry.
Speaking at the event, the Coordinator of the Foundation, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Bala, described the day as one of the happiest in his life, adding that he was glad to witness the graduation ceremony of the trainees.
‘’We thank Almighty Allah for sparing our lives to witness this memorable event, and we urge the beneficiaries to make use of the items given to them in promoting their standard of living.
Alhaji Bala added that the Foundation wishes to extend its arms of friendliness, love, and compassion to individuals, groups, government, and non-governmental organizations who may wish to work with us to project the objectives and goals of the foundation.’’
In her own contributions, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Halima Hassan Kamba, said the government was committed to reducing the poverty level in the state, describing the efforts of the Foundation as one of the ways to achieve this objective in the state.
According to the Founder of the Foundation, Hajiya Zainab Nasir Idris, ‘’At Nasara Foundation, we have conceived different projects to make lives better for the people and get women and men engaged in income-generating activities so that they do not become vulnerable but possess the necessary skills to access the markets, especially the women.
‘’We are excited to have a Governor who is passionate about the people, and our Foundation is consciously and constantly engaging the people, developing programs and ideas to build their skills and capacities, as well as investing to make their dreams a reality.
‘’This event will be the first of many as we also continue to make smart and effective investments in women’s and young people’s education, which is critical for developing human capital. We will constantly strive to unlock opportunities as well as create a better future for women and youth in Kebbi State and beyond.’’
The event, which was well attended, had personalities like the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Kebbi State Halima Hassan; the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mariam Tafida; the wife of the Minister of State for Education, Maryam Yusuf Tanko Sununu; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed Maikurata; as well as the Chairmen of the local governments in the state, the Commissioner, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Hon. Nura Fingilla Fingilla; the Commissioner of Humanitarian and Empowerment, Hon. Muhammad Hamidu Jankuka; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture; and Chairmen of some local governments in the state.
They were serenaded by some of the finest musical acts in Kebbi and environs, including Habiba Zuru and Umar Makosa, as well as the Kebbi Cultural Troupe.