The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of OSASU Show, Foundation, Chief Osasu Igbinedion, has assured the Inclusive Representation resource Centre, Uke, in Karshi Development Area of Nasarawa State, that the tomatoes preservation and processing empowerment training will scale up to train more women in Uke and the 35 States of Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of a one day training on tomatoes preservation and processing into Juice, Jam and Paste for 20 women, by the Inclusive Representation Resource Centre in Uke, Karshi development area of Nasarawa State, on Monday, Osasu said the success of the training means other women will benefit.
According to her, women play an integral role in the society, hence the need to empower them, adding that empowering women means women can improve their lives and that of their families, of which that is what the center and the OSASU Foundation stands for.
Chief Osasu said one of the aims and Objectives of her Foundation is to help improve the lives of women and children in the society.
Also speaking during the occasion, the CEO of International Society for Media and Public health, Chief Moji Makanjuola, said the training program and the resource center is been managed in collaboration with other organization like the Development Initiative for African Women who are the resources persons for the tomatoes preservation and processing training.
Speaking through her project manager, Mrs. Folu Duke, Chief, Moji Makanjuola enjoined the participants to concentrate on the training as their performers will open more opportunities for other women in the area.
Earlier in her welcome remarks, the Coordinator of the Inclusive Representation Resource Center, Uke, Mrs. Veronica Ogbole, thanked the implementing partners, OSASU Show Foundation, Development Initiative for African Women and the International Society for media and public health for bringing the training to the centre.
She said it is the first training since the centre was inaugurated on the 28 th of August, 2018, but the centre has plans to train, women, youth and the physically challenged in Information, Communication technology, ICT in the nearest future.
Mrs. Veronica Ogbole explained that the Centre was established to make women realized their potentials as leaders in the community and in all level and mobilize women to vote for capable women, adding another reason was to develop the youths and physically challenged.
Starter packs were given to 10, best performing participants, out of the 20 trained.
The Inclusive Representation Resource Centre, Uke which was inaugurated on the 28 th of August, 2019, by the Minister of Women Affairs, Dem Pauline Tallen, is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, through the support of the European centre for Electoral Support, ECES, Preventing Election Violence and Education for Inclusion in Nigeria, PEV – EDI.