By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Director National Agricultural Extension Research and Liason Services (NAERLS), Professor Emmanuel Ikani has advised women to work in groups to enable them enjoy government programmes.
Professor Ikani gave the advise at the closing ceremony of the improved Rice Processing Training for Women Groups from Kachia, Makarfi and Giwa Local Governments held at the NAERLS.
Represented by Assistant Director Extension, Training and Outreach, Professor M.M. Jaliya, he urged them to consider themselves as family members who want to benefit from government policies and programmes.
The Director urged them to join hands with other stakeholders in their communities in the the step down training in their localities.
According to him, NAERLS is always ready and available to build capacity of their farmers on modern farming technologies.
Professor Emmanuel Ikani called on them to use the privilege they have on the knowledge they acquired on modern technology of rice processing.
In their remarks, the chairmen of local government areas assured the women groups that they will do everything possible to support them both financially and otherwise to see them through.
They said, they will advocate modern farming techniques to the grassroot farmers.
Responding on behalf of the participants, Hajiya Sakina Mohammed Sambo from Giwa Local Government commended the efforts of their chairmen for the opportunity given to them to learn more on how to improve rice processing.
She said during the training, they learnt a lot and they will go back home to showcase their new rice processing skills that makes local better than the foreign rice.
Five women groups from three local government areas completed their training and were given rice processing equipment.