By Sadiq Abbas

Nasarawa State Government has trained over one hundred and fifty women with skills needed to use Moringa seeds for purifying drinking water.

The training session took place at the State Ministry of Agriculture located along Jos Road in Lafia.

Recognizing the critical issue of unsafe water consumption in rural communities across the state, government took proactive steps to address this by providing training on water purification techniques using Moringa seeds.

Participants, predominantly women from various rural communities spanning all thirteen local government areas, were educated on the benefits and proper techniques of using Moringa seeds for water purification.

Khadija Usman, a resource person at the training, highlighted that the use of Moringa seeds not only purifies water but also enriches it with essential nutrients crucial for human health.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Umar Dan Akano, represented by the Director of Administration and supplies, Julius Kigbu, urged the trained participants to apply their newfound knowledge to help in reducing instances of waterborne diseases resulting from unsafe drinking water.

Emphasizing the importance of the training, Director of Nutrition, Keziah James, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Muhammad Dogara, and State Chairman Committee on Nutrition Isa Abdul Osama commended government’s efforts to ensure communities have access to safe drinking water.

They reiterated the commitment of government to address challenges faced by rural communities and encouraged support for government policies and initiatives aimed at public welfare.

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