Kebbi Governor's wife empowers 1,247 women, youths with business start-up kits
Says women and youths will enjoy her husband's administration
By Taofeek Lawal
Wife of the Kebbi State Governor and Founder, Nasara Foundation, a non-governmental Organization (NGO), has distributed skills acquisition materials to 1,247 women and youth graduates of the organization in an effort to make them self- reliant.
The materials distributed as part of activities lined up to Mark her husband's 100 days in office included sewing machines, computers , laptops, shoe and soap-making equipment, make-up kits, among others.
At the event which took place in Birnin Kebbi, Hajiya Zainab Nasare-Idris, said the aim was to enable the beneficiaries uplift their living standards and become productive members of the society.
She said that the administration of her husband, Governor Nasir Idris, was committed to empowering women and youths, adding that," they are the pillars of societal development.
"Youths and women will enjoy this administration in line with its policy of developing the younger ones to become productive members of the society".
The Governor's wife urged the beneficiaries not to sell these materials, but to make judicious use of the materials to achieve the target objective.
Earlier, Haiya Halima Hassan-Kangiwa, 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 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 added.
Also speaking, Hajiya Maryam Tafida, the Wife of the Deputy Governor, thanked the wife of the Governor, for improving the quality of life of youths and women in the state.