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Kebbi Govt. empowers 1,247 women, youth to engage in economic ventures

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Kebbi Govt. empowers 1,247 women, youth to engage in economic ventures

The Kebbi Government has distributed skills acquisition materials to 1,247 women and youth in furtherance of effort to make them self- reliant and enable them to generate income in the state.

While distributing the materials in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, Hajiya Zainab Nasare-Idris, said the aim was to enable the beneficiaries to uplift their living standards and become productive members of the society.

She said that the administration of her husband was committed to empowering women and youth, adding that,” they are the pillars of the societal development.”

“Youth and women will enjoy this administration in line with its policy of developing the younger ones to become productive members of the society,” Nasare-Idris said.

The Governor’s wife urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the materials to achieve the target objective, adding that they should not sell them.

Earlier, Haiya Halima Hassan-Kamba, the state Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, described the present administration as ‘compassionate and benevolent’.

She added that the provision of the materials to the beneficiaries was to help them to engage in self- economic venture.

“The distribution of the materials is the first phase goodies from the incumbent government to the people of the state, especially women and youth.

“More empowerment materials would be procured and many women and youth will be incorporated,” she said.

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Also speaking, Hajiya Maryam Tafida, the Wife of the Deputy Governor, thanked Gov. Nasir Idris and his wife, Nasare-Idris, for improving the quality of life of Youth and women in the state.

One of the beneficiaries, Malama Hauwa Muhammad, promised the use the materials for the purposed they were meant to achieve.

She thanked the state government for its kind gesture and enjoined women to engage it trade instead of going round soliciting for favours. 

The materials distributed included sewing machines, computer laptops, shoe and soap making equipment, among others.

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