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April 21, 2024
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UNESCO REF commends POWA on agricultural training of women

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By Funmilayo Adeyemi

The President of UNESCO Read and Earn Federation (UNESCO REF), Abdulsalami Ladigbolu, has commended Dr Elizabeth Egbetokun, President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), for the agricultural training of women.

Ladigbolu expressed his appreciation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

He highlighted that, in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), POWA, in collaboration with UNESCO REF, has been working to enhance the economic value of Nigerian women.

Ladigbolu mentioned that both organisations facilitated training for police Command wives, AIG’s, and DIG’s wives across the federation on the Hydroponic Agriculture program in the United States as part of the 2024 IWD festivities.

“This aligns with the core policy of President Tinubu’s administration to ensure ample food production for the nation, fostering wealth creation, and generating employment opportunities through agricultural value addition.

“It is in line with President Bola Tinubu’s ambition to establish agricultural hubs across Nigeria,” he explained.

Ladigbolu emphasised that the POWA state chairpersons undergoing the training will establish a robust and permanent structure to achieve the president’s agricultural goals.

This effort, he added is also instrumental in contributing to the United Nations Goal 2 by 2030, which focuses on food security.

He noted that it would promote indigenous farming systems, boost productivity through incentives and linkages, and stimulate the development of the value chain at both cottage and industrial levels. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Razak Owolabi

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