By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The National Coordinator of the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), Eng. Aminu Bodinga Mohammed has made a case for Women engagement in road construction and maintenance along RAAMP project corridors in the states.
Engineer Aminu made this known while declaring at a 2-day Training/Workshop on Gender mainstreaming held recently in Abuja.
He specifically instructed the State Project Coordinators (SPCs) and Gender Desk Officers (GDOs) to work for the successful implementation of Women engagement in road works and agro marketing logistics, as he also welcomed participants and facilitators to the workshop.
The workshop which had as facilitators Dr. Mrs Ify Anyanwu- Assistant Director and Head Gender at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as Mr. Emma Ekpoto Emma, succinctly trained participants on Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Policy in Agriculture, Gender Mind Mapping in the Agricultural Sector, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agriculture and Marketing among other topics.
In his goodwill message, Engr Tambuwal- Chairman of the State Project Coordinators (SPCs) and the SPC, Sokoto State emphasized on the need for all participants to implement all they have learned in their various states, in order for the RAAMP project to be a successful one, putting into consideration the concerns of both men and women in its project execution.
Also speaking, the Abia State Project Coordinator, Dr. John Babington Chibunna thanked the Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of RAAMP and facilitators for such a power-packed training, while assuring them that all that has been taught in the training will be put to good use in his state.
Highpoints of the event included: Recitation of the Women’s anthem, as well as question and answer sessions among others.
RAAMP intervention states in attendance at the training with their SPCs and GDOs were: Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Imo, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Sokoto, Kebbi, Plateau, Katina, Bauchi and Kano states.