The Market Women Association, Plateau Branch, has appealed for special consideration given to women in the allocation of shops and sell point spaces in markets in Jos metropolis.
The leader of the Market women, Mrs Tabitha Ali, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Saturday in Jos.
She said that many women experienced difficulties in getting allocations for the highly demanded shops in the metropolis, saying a special quota given to them would help in addressing the situation.
Ali appealed that spaces in front of big shops be leased to women, as some of them could not afford occupying the main shops.
Ali said that the association had organised capacity building workshop for their members on how to improve on cultivation, poultry and fish farming. Adding that they trained 30 women in Jos for a week two years ago, on improved farming methods.
She pointed out that many women experienced financial hardship and incur losses of their goods during the lock down period, urging government to have contingency plans to cushion such effects.