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Buhari harps on women empowerment as population soars

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the empowerment of women as part of national development .

He noted that increase in population of the country would be a huge disadvantage to women if they were not properly engaged.

The President spoke on Saturday through the Director -General of the Industrial Training Fund , Mr Joseph Ari, during the closing ceremony of Women Skills Empowerment Programme held at Amawbia , Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State .

He said the role of women had become critical to the society and the home front, putting into consideration the economic situation in the country .

He said by the year 2050 , Nigeria’ s population would be 500 million, according to a projection, which he said would portend a bleak future for vulnerable women.

He said it was in anticipation of the danger of such situation that the ITF came up with various interventions .

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