From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Oluremi Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday inaugurated the Jigawa State chapter of the “No Woman, No Nation” empowerment group.
Mrs. Tinubu, who was represented by the organization’s chairman, Ambassador Akintola Olubasayo, explained that the group is a nationwide initiative under the Better Nigeria Programs of the First Lady’s Office.
He disclosed that the program is aimed at empowering millions of women and being the voice of the voiceless across the 36 states of Nigeria.
“Today, we inaugurate the Jigawa chapter of No Woman, No Nation under the leadership of Hajiya Zainab Mohammed Pawa as state coordinator, with the aim of lifting over 5,000 women out of poverty in Jigawa State” he said.
In her speech, the Jigawa State Coordinator of NWNN, Hajiya Zainab Mohammed Pawa, said the organization is non-religious, non-partisan, and non-profit, with a membership that includes all categories of Nigerian women, such as politicians, civil servants, market women, and full-time housewives.
Pawa identified the objectives of NWNN as women’s organization, women’s entrepreneurship, youth development, women empowerment, and assisting widows and orphans.
“The program will also empower women economically and health-wise through education, health, agriculture, and poverty alleviation programs,” she said.
Pawa added that the organization has a leadership structure that covers all 36 states and the FCT, as well as all 774 local government areas.
She expressed her appreciation to the state governor, Malam Umar Namadi, and the good people of Jigawa for their support to the association.