President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the United Nations Population Fund Administration, UNFPA’s Safe Space Initiative, designed to empower and support vulnerable women and young girls, at the Malkohi IDP Camp in Yola, Adamawa State.
The President who visited the camp, interacted withthe beneficiaries of the programme, who also received skill acquisition training, and commended the products on display.
Among the exhibited products were clothing items, soaps, knitted caps and ladies’ bags, among others.
The President advised the women and girls to make good use of the skill they acquired when they return to their communities, while at the same time encouraging UNFPA to scale up its activities in the host communities.
In addition, director general of the National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, and ES-ADSEMA Hamman Furo also commended the effort of UNFPA in empowering the women through skills acquisition.
associate, Kori Habib, said the Safe Space Initiatives were established in Malkohi and the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC IDP camps to provide an enabling environment for women and girls to interact and access sexual and reproductive health information as well as receive GBV services such as counselling, psychosocial support and referrals.