The Ministry of Women Affairs, on Wednesday, trained 30 women in Bauchi State on the production of sanitary items for home management.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the training was done in collaboration with QUB Resources Limited, Abuja, which provided the training.
The women were trained on how to make liquid soaps, hand sanitisers and other disinfectants.
The training was done under the ministry’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Workshop.
Representative of QUB Resources Limited, Mrs Lydia Shehu, said the theme of the one-day training is, ‘Building women economic resilience for inclusive recovery’.
Shehu said that the aim was for the attainment of personal and family hygiene and protection from bacteria, viruses, among others, and to improve their means of livelihood.
She lauded the Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen for organising the programme, especially during this period of COVID-19 and other diseases.
The representative explained that the skills taught were not capital-intensive, adding that the trainees could start up the business with little income and train other women on the products.
Two of the beneficiaries, Abigael Yusuf and Rukayat Uthman, commended the minister for the kind gesture, saying it would go a long way in reducing idleness and poverty in some homes.