Nigerian Senator, Istifanus Gyang says local women hawking, farming and even crushing stones to sale and feed their families have proved strong.
Women, particularly in Northern Plateau, are “enterprising, resourceful and productive,” said Gyang, Friday in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
“They are always up and doing in seeking and creating opportunities to earn a living and provide for their children and households,” he said, reeling out assorted sewing and grinding machines for women empowerment in Plateau North which he represents in the Nigerian National Assembly.
The machines donated to 120 women aim to increase income for the women and improve national economy, the Senator said.
“If you Empower a woman, the whole family, community and nation will be greatly impacted,” he said.
The Senator who also donated 10 tricycles to youths in the Senatorial zone vowed to keep empowering women, youths and the general electorates to turnaround the “misfortunes associated with the Plateau North.”
Gyang will Saturday commission a rural market in Riyom LGA.