The Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi, has said that girl child education and training of more women especially widows is her number one priority.
The first lady who is also the CEO, SAS Hope Foundation, said on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting of the foundation that education and empowerment of more women would reduce the number of abuses and also help in the state and national development.
“I am not happy about what the girls and women especially widows are facing in this country. Some people will marry widows just because of their money and when they finish with the money, they then drive them away.
“We want to take action on that. So, we are working hand in hand with the traditional rulers, community leaders and religious leaders in Nasarawa State in order to tackle this matter,” she said.
She said that she included girl child education in her foundation, Silifat Abdullahi Sule Hope Foundation (SAS Hope Foundation) and that she presently has about 200 girls that are being sponsored.
She said that most of them are orphans and that it is important to educate girls to educate the nation.
She also said that she empowered about 150 widows that she trained in skills acquisitions and who were also offered N20,000 each to start a business.