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Centre empowers 500 women, youths with N25m in Kebbi

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Centre empowers 500 women, youths with N25m in Kebbi

The Aisha Abubakar Malami Centre for Women Development (AAMCWD), has empowered over 500 women and youths with N25 million.


The money was doled to the beneficiaries to serve as start- up capitals for them to establish their own businesses, for them to be productive members of the society.The founder of the Centre, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar-Malami, the Wife of the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, made this known at the special program for women and youths empowerment organised by the centre, in Binrin Kebbi, on Wednesday.


She said that the gesture would provide opportunities for many youths in the 225 wards in the state, to be gainfully employed and be liberated from shackles the of poverty.
“The women and youths leaders from the 225 wards in the 21 local governments from across the state will be given N50,000 each.


“The empowerment of the women and youth will help them become self-reliant, and be productive members of the society,” she said.
Abubakar-Malami said the objective of the gesture was also to empower the women and youth to become to have access to basic amenities and promote entrepreneurship through skills acquisition programs, among others.
“The Centre is aimed at promoting women and youth empowerment through entrepreneurship, education, as well as enlightenment programmes.

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“It also aimed at completing the ongoing women empowerment initiatives by building on the positive realities of our cultural and gender heritage, as well as on the collective experiences of different generations of Nigerian women.
“We want to form a forum of moulding you into good adults via the promotion of socio-intellectual activities, among others,” the minister’s wife said.


In his remarks, the minister, who was represented by Justice Samaila Haruna, commended his wife for the invaluable gesture.
He said, ”her effort would complement the efforts of the Federal and State Governments in reducing poverty and creating employment opportunities in the state.


” The amount, if properly utilised by the beneficiaries, would create different opportunities for them, to not only be self- reliant, but also become productive members of the society,” he said.
Also speaking, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, represented by the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Abubakar Chika-Ladan, lauded the gesture of Aisha.


Bagudu said that the centre demonstrated its true vision in believing in improving society that raised the standard of living of women and youths.
“The centre really demonstrates its vision as a foundation whose objective is to raise the development potential of the poor, to enable them lead a self sustainable life in the society,” he said.


Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Hajiya Aisha Gurabi, thanked the wife of the minister for the gesture.


She also called on other well- to- do individuals to emulate the gesture by helping in uplifting women and youths in the state, adding,”government cannot not do it alone.”

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