The President of Alago Women Development Association, Hajiya Halima Yusuf, has urged parents in Nasarawa State to encourage their wards to acquire entrepreneurship skills to enable them to be self reliant .
Hajiya Halima made the call on Tuesday during the monthly meeting of the association at Assakio in Lafia Local Government Area, of the state.
She said that acquiring different skills by children would not only enable them to be self reliant, but would also improve on their standard of living.
She said that the meeting was aimed at discussing issues that would move the association forward and help the women with positive advice for societal development.
“I want to use this medium to advise parents to inculcate moral values and entrepreneurship skills in their wards to enable them to become self reliant.
“Equipping the women and children with skills will not only enable them to become self-reliant, improve their standard of living but will also improve their health status.
“As it will also fight poverty, unemployment, other negative and social ills in the society as it is better to teach one how to catch fish than to give him or her one fish to eat, ” Yusuf said.
She also urged parents to take education of their children seriously, adding that no society would achieve meaningful progress without sound education .
She called on women to live peacefully with their husbands in their respective homes in the interest of peace and development.
The president assured of her continued commitment to initiate good policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on the lives of members of the association and the state.
She urged the people of the state and Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliations.
Nigeria News Agency reports that the meeting brought together Alago women from Assakio, Doma, Obi and Keana local government areas of the state.
Edited by Joseph Edeh and Abdullahi Yusuf