Malama Binta Ibrahim, the leader, Dutsen-reme women stone crushers in Bakori Local Government area of Katsina, has solicited for increased government support for the development of their business.
Ibrahim made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bakori on Saturday.
She said the business had attracted public patronage, explaining that they started with 38 members but now had no fewer than 500 women.
She said more women were joining the stone crushing business because of the proceeds from it and other financial gains in the community.
While commending the wife of Katsina State Governor, Hajia Fatima Shema, over her support and visit to the site, Ibrahim called for construction of shades and toilets within the premises.
According to her, the shades and toilets when constructed will provide conducive environment for the business.
She further said that there were no discrimination or any social disregard and challenged women to be self-reliant so as to assist their respective families.
She said women have a lot to contribute for the development of the society and urged men to recognise the importance provided within the laws.