- Not less than 100 women in Yobe state have been financially empowered by the Kwankwasiyya Foundation
- The organisation, which was established by the former Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, donated N10,000 to each of the women
- Kwankwaso's former Special Assistant (SA) Alhaji Sanusi Surajo Kwankwaso, said that the gesture was in accordance with the nation-wide move against poverty among women
The Kwankwasiyya Foundation established by the former Kano state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has empowered not less than one hundred women with N10,000 to make them financially independent.
Kwankwaso's former Special Assistant (SA) Alhaji Sanusi Surajo Kwankwaso, said the move was in line with the national campaign to tackle poverty among women, Daily Trust reports.
He stated that the initiative was building on the successes recorded on women empowerment during the era Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in Kano.
Kwankwaso's SA remarked: "At that time, we selected 100 vulnerable women from each of the 44 local government areas and placed them on monthly pay of N10,000 each. It was a success story because they all proved to be very productive."
Kwankwaso said the beneficiaries were carefully selected base on vulnerability from the seventeen local government areas of the state.
He pointed out clearly that the foundation had also aided youths football clubs across Yobe with Jerseys, balls and shoes to improve their skills and harvest young talents that secure jobs in Nigeria and abroad.
The ex-governor urged the beneficiaries to make profitable use of the money in improving themselves and the economy of their society.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Kwankwaso had vowed to go ahead with his scheduled visit to Kano state on Tuesday, January 30.
The senator's decision was coming barely 2 hours after the Kano state police command advised the former governor of the state to shelve the visit for security reasons.
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