Gashua: PERB project beneficiaries promise to utilize empowerment package

Women group who benefited from Protection Empowerment and Resilience Building (PERB) project in Gashua, Bade local government area of Yobe state have assured that they would utilized the empowerment package given to them for the purpose it was intended.

The women stated this Wednesday during a visit by Sassakawa Africa Association.

The project which aims to empower Women, project their rights,and build resilience in the face of challenges in Northeast Nigeria was funded by the government of Japan through UN-WOMEN and implemented by the Sassakawa Africa Association (SAA) with the support from the Yobe state government.

The Field day in Gashua which drew attention to the value addition activities such as cereal processing packaging and storage, groundnut oil making technique underlined their potential for further group.

Mallam Idriss Garko, the SAA UN women project Coordinator said the aim of field day was for them to see for themselves how the women group are using package given to them in processing and packaging of their business activities.

“The project also gave additional empowerment package support to the 19 women group in the state those with ground nuts oil extraction machine where supported with 2 bags of ground nuts, and 50(1litre) plastic container and 50 pieces of stickers each to the woman groups.

“Those with cereals grinding machine where supported with 2 bags of maize and packaging material each to the 5 groups while those with small ruminant (goat) where supported with 10 bags of wheat brand and 20 bags of ground nuts hay known as (harawa) each to the five groups.

“I appreciate what I have seen on ground and I really commend you for your effort,”said the project coordinator.

In his remarks, Bade local government chairman, represented by the head of women in Agric, Aisha Mohammed encouraged the beneficiaries to put more effort and utilize the package given to them.
One of the beneficiary, Fatsuma Sheriff, extended their gratitude to Sassakawa Africa and the government of Japan for the gestures.