The Foundation for Community Empowerment Initiative (FOCEI) in partnership with Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), and Ford Foundation have collaborated on the need to involve more women in politics.
The engagement is geared towards enhancing women and adolescents girls’ leadership skills and capacity to mitigate gender-based violence (GBV) in selected communities in Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State.
According to the Executive Director of FOCEI, Rahab Maina Loh, who spoke during a one-day training, the role of women can not be overemphasised in the society.
She said that women have proven that when they are given adequate opportunities, they have remarkable skills in ameliorating sufferings.
Loh revealed that FOCEI is committed to empowering more women to venture into leadership positions while enhancing their chances to win elections.
“Our intention is to prepare women from the grassroots and we have noticed about the problems arising in our various communities.
"This training will enable women to tackle issues when they arise.”
Commenting further, Loh said the expectations of the training would be to prepare women to become ready ahead of 2023.
“Going by the training that we are having now, there is an Hausa proverb, 'Yanzu mata sun waye.'
"They will come out en masse and rule not only in Gombe, Nigeria but globally."
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