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A total of 5000 youths and women have been trained in modern fish farming in Zamfara state under Governor Bello Matawalle’s Youths Farmers Empowerment Scheme.

The training was organised and sponsored by the state Commissioner of Finance, Sufiyanu Bashir Yuguda.
Matawalle urged the trainees to utilise the opportunity given to them judiciously.

He said this at the closing ceremony of the training and distribution of fish farming equipment to the beneficiaries.
Matawalle was represented by the Head of Service, Kabiru- Muhammad Gayari.

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He said this is one of my numerous empowerment schemes designed to eradicate unemployment, youth redundancy as well as over dependency to government among our youth in the state.
“It is our hope that the participants will use both skills and equipment given to them to become self reliant and establish there own businesses in future”, Matawalle said.

The emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello commended the finance Commissioner for sponsoring the programme.
The monarch urged other political office holders to emulate Yuguda in reducing unemployment and poverty among people of the state.

The State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Tukur Danfulani described Matawalle’s administration as youths and women oriented.
Danfulani was represented by the Special Adviser to Gov. Matawalle on political matters, Ibrahim Ma’aji.
He said the APC is proud of government in the state considering various development programme initiated for the masses.

In their Goodwill messages, the State Chairman of Local Government Sole Administrators, Alhaji Salisu Isah Dangulbi and Alhaji Kabiru Amadu Maipalace commended the foresight of the sponsor of the project inline with the beautiful policies of the state government to move the state to greater level.

Earlier, the initiator and sponsor of the project and state commissioner of finance, Sufiyanu Bashir Yuguda said he dedicated the project to Matawalle.
“This is one of the laudable blueprints of Matawalle’s led administration in the state to help promote income generation for the poor and vulnerable.

“We will continue to do more to ensure that the dividend of democracy is extended to the common man.
“After this training, there will be a follow up to the beneficiaries in order to access the sustainability of the project for us to register another set of the beneficiaries”, Yuguda said.

Aliyu Umar and Umaima Ibrahim who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries commended Matawalle and Yuguda for giving them opportunities to better their lives.

They promised judicious utilization of the items and skills given to them.
Million of naira worth of fishing farming equipments were distributed to the beneficiaries free as a support for them to open their own businesses.

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