Kebbi to spend over N464 millions on projects, empowerment programmes
By Sumaila Salisu/:
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the execution of projects and empowerment programs worth N464,532,888 under the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
This was announced at a press briefing in Birnin Kebbi by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Muhammad Maikurata on Wednesday.
She explained that the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development would be fully involved in executing the projects in critical areas in eleven local government areas identified by the State House of Assembly.
According to her, the local government areas identified for the projects include, Gwandu, Koko Besse, Aliero, Maiyama, Jega, Bagudo, Fakai, Ngaski, Argungu, Danko-Wasagu and Yauri.
She averred that the aim of the projects is to empower farmers, widows, Orphans, youths as well as vulnerable women involved in economic activities in the mentioned local Government Areas.
Maikurata also added that recently, the Kebbi State Government provided incentives to three hundred and fifty women in tomatoes business across the state for economic empowerment.
In her words, “This is among other various economic empowerment programs initiated in the state in which they received thirty thousand naira ( N30,000) each .
The money to be expended by the Ministry on the execution of projects is part of the N2.4billion released by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for constituency projects through out the state.
The Permanent Secretary appreciated the unwaivering support to the Ministry and the unrelenting show of concern and love by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to Orphans in the state.