The President’s wife, Ms. Aisha Bukhari, encouraged women to take part in agriculture in order to support the government’s economic development efforts, insisting that their voices would be heard through agriculture.
Ms. Bukhari, who made this known on Thursday in Abuja, launched the National Action Plan on Gender Issues in Agriculture in Nigeria (NGAP) to confirm International Children's Day, celebrated on October 18 every year, said a long way in helping women succeed from sustainable agriculture to modern agriculture.
Ms. Bukhari, who was represented by the senior special assistant to the president, Dr. Hadjo Sani, however, condemned the killing of aid workers, and also prompted the girl to strive for a higher life.
She said: “As we continue to demand more participation in the political sphere, I am not aware of the marginalization of the just-completed primaries in political parties in Nigeria. It hurts me because most of them spent their hard-earned money to be part of this process.
For his part, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe, explained that the three pillars of the NGAP are food security; The value chain modernization and sector management will be fully implemented.
The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Muazu Abulkadir, promised women sufficient agricultural tools.
His words: “This should create the ability of women farmers to transfer from subservient to medium and large-scale agriculture.
“It is well known that women are good managers, and their commitment to modernizing the family is noticed.
“Women contribute 65% of what we eat. We will provide access to land, improve seeds, fertilizers and loans, ”he said.