By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In his effort in bringing back the lost glory of the North in terms of business and technology in order to to ensure improvement in the lives of youth and women in Kano State, Bizi Mobile Cashless Consultant Limited has organised a two-day e-commerce and agency banking training workshop for women in the 44 local government areas of the state.
The two days awareness programme which is aimed at creating awareness on Internet business and banking was given the theme, ‘E- commerce Agency Banking And Exhibition’
No fewer than 200 women from all the 44 local government areas of the state benefitted from the programme where they were exposed to e-business in its simplest form.
The programme which was held at Tourism Camp in Kano, had in attendance top government officials, traditional rulers, bank representatives, as well as representatives from major companies and the director of Peper Soff company, Mr. Tony Eze, who came from Lagos State.
In his speech, the chairman of Bizi Mobile, Alhaji Dr. Aminu Aminu Bizi stated his reason for organising the two days programme.
“The aim of organising such a programme is to teach the women of Kano State how to do business from home, as technology has brought to us various ways one can engage in business through the Internet which is referred to as e- commerce.”
Alhaji Aminu further stated, “our Northern women are very intelligent especially when it comes to business, but their major problem is marketing strategy. This is the reason we decided to hold the two days awareness programme in order to enlighten them on various marketing strategies. This will go a long way.
“You will notice that these women have the items to sell but how to sell them and where to sell them is the problem, except they advertise them to their families, neighbours and friends. Hence, our effort in organising the programme,” he explained. Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje appreciated the efforts of Bizi Mobile especially in organising the two days awareness programme.
Representing the Kano State governor, the Commissioner of Commerce, Taade and Industry, Barrister Ibrahim Muhammad Umar said if other people will come and invest in other forms of technology, the state will be successful in businesses and youth and women will be more involved.
“We will continue to partner with Bizi Mobile company, as doing so will create jobs for our youth and women, especially on modern business, investment and technology,” he assured.
While congratulating the beneficiaries, Barrister Ibrahim also called on them to apply the knowledge they have acquired.
One of the royal fathers who is the Sarkin Shanun Kano, Dr. Shehu Muhammad ‘Dankade appreciated the efforts of Bizi Mobile, saying it will go a long way in boosting the state’s economy and Nigeria as a whole.
In her remarks, the Commissioner for Women and Social Development, Kano State, Dr. Zahara’u Muhammad Umar who was ably represented by the director at the ministry, Hajiya Bilkisu Shafi’u Jibril said it is now time for women to wake up from their slumber and go into business, stating the readiness of her office in partnering with the company in ensuring the lives of women in the state is improved.
As part of activities at the training, Bizi Mobile Company honoured some people who they said played vital roles in their lives.
They include Commissioner for Commerce, Trade and Industry, Barrister Ibrahim Umar, Commissioner for Women Affairs , Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad Umar, Sarkin Shanun Kano, Dr. Shehu Muhammad ‘Dankade, Matawallen Kazaure, Bashir Adamu Jumbo, Kaduna State Leadership Reporter, Ibrahim Ibrahim and Nasir Salisu Zango of Freedom Radio.