The Kano State Government has earmarked over N800 million for women development in the 2017 budget proposal before the state House of Assembly.
The Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Yar-dada Bichi, disclosed this on Tuesday during her ministry's budget defence to the assembly's house committee on women affairs.
According to her, the budget if approved will be used to ensure the well being of Women and children in the state.
"We also assure you that Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has pledged to empower more women and children in different skills to make them self-reliant.
"Despite the current economic challenges in the country, the State Government is doing everything possible to source for and provide more fund for state-wide development," Bichi said.
According to her, the effort is to generate more funds, especially through internally generated revenue, to enable the government to execute more development oriented projects in the state.
Bichi also called on women in the state to continue to give the present administration more support to enable it fulfill its campaign promises.