- In its effort to empower 6,600 women to be self-reliant, the Kano state government has disbursed the sum of N99 million
- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who announced the good news on Sunday, August 19, said that each of the beneficiaries will get the sum of N15,000
- Ganduje said that the gesture was aimed at empowering the women to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of their respective families and communities
Kano state government has disbursed N99 million to 6,600 women under its empowerment programme as start up capital to enable them establish their chosen businesses for self-reliance, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this on Sunday, August 19, in Kano during the flag-off of the empowerment programme at the Government House, Kano. He explained that the beneficiaries were selected from the 44 local government areas of the state.
The governor said that the sum of N99 million would be disbursed to the beneficiaries and each of them will collect N15,000 to start business.
He further said that the gesture was part of the state government's efforts to empower women to enable them become self-reliant and contribute to the economic growth and development of the state .
According to him, it is also to empower the women to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of their respective families and communities.
“We are doing this in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s spirit of human development. We believe that, any step taken by our dear President, deserves to be followed at any given time,” he said.
Earlier, the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Murtala Sule-Garo commended the governor for his efforts in empowering women and youths in the state. He urged the beneficiaries to use the funds judiciously in order to become self-reliant.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano had approved the employment of 1,196 female teachers with the National Certificate of Education (NCE) throughout the state.
The announcement was made by Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner for information, youth and culture, during his briefing to journalists in the state.
The state government had therefore directed the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) to prepare appointment letters for the prospective teachers and include their names in the state basic education board' s payroll.
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