Okwe Obi, Abuja
Maggi Food Influencer, Gambo Asmau, has said empowering women is a tedious task because most of them do not make themselves available unless they are persuaded and prodded several times before they would take part in the exercise.
Asmau, while addressing journalists recently in Abuja, vowed that regardless of the stress, her foundation, Rheyleesh-Women Empowerment Program (R-WEP), had already commenced empowerment programmes across the country.
Her words: “It was not easy at first to empower women, because when we started we had to do a lot of persuasion to get them to come maybe because they did not know what it was about.”
She explained that over 100 women at Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were recently tutored on how to make body creams, soaps and home decorations like wall frames, including those in Kaduna and Niger State.
“This is our third edition; we had one at Kaduna with 150 women and another one at Minna with 280 women and after that we created a WhatsApp group to follow up on what they are doing.
“Their responses, their questions, the pictures sent to me and what they have gone on to do, shows we’ve met our objectives,” she noted.