The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said his administration has secured a 70 million US dollars World Bank Grant, to strengthen Adolescent Girl Child Education .He explained that, with the aid of the grant, women in the State, especially Adolescent Girls, will be taught more skills, coupled with both formal and non formal education, so that such skills will enable the girls to be more productive and self reliant , even in their matrimonial homes.He said there is need to invest in women, so as to make the society more prosperous.The Governor stated this at the 5th Kebbi State Women Ramadan Lecture Series , with the Theme: ” The Fundamental Role of Women in Islam.”He also described women as an efficacious shock absorbers of all socioeconomic turbulence in the society , especially with the onset of the global Coronavirus Disease Pandemic ( COVID-19).According to the Kebbi State Governor, Women have powers to strengthen the society . “The powers are God given. Women have special roles to play in ensuring that, we continue to live our lives, in accordance to the Islamic injunctions .Women also have seamless powers and tactics to strengthen their husbands, hence making them better fathers and leaders .”
“The Glorious Holy Quran, the Teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, PBUH and the other sources of Islamic Jurisprudence, were the guiding lights of the lives of the Muslims .
Our entire lives, and how we live have since been ordained by the Almighty Allah. Even the COVID-9 guidelines were since provided for by Islam.”Bagudu also stressed the need to legislate and appropriate for more money for girl child Education and other related welfare schemes .” If we religiously heed to the various Islamic injunctions as regards our entire lives and family bonds, we will live in a more healthier , safer and peaceful society Our various families , diligently anchored by our wives, mothers and daughters will be able to surmount all the formidable challenges and survive any economic turbulence “.Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, the wife of Kebbi State Governor, the Convener and Organiser of the Programme , said that, the huge successes of the Ramadan period largely depend on women for their contributions not just in their homes, but in the society at large.She remarked that, the preparation of the Sahoor and Iftar meals, and making sure the family stays together, to fully get the benefits of the blessed month of Ramadan, were sole roles of women .She further called on the Muslim Ummah to redouble their efforts in Sadaqah and Community engagements, in order to keep the youths safe, especially after the Taraweeh prayers.Dr..Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu also extolled the efforts of husbands, fathers, sons and brothers for supporting the family.”We must also appreciate the tireless efforts of our husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, especially during this month where we seek Allah’s abundant Blessings and reward”.She added that the Ramadan Lecture, could not hold last year due to COVID-19 pandemic.