Lawmaker empowers 300 women, youths in Jigawa

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By Nabilu Balarabe

Kafinhausa (Jigawa) – Alhaji Yusif Ahmed-Soja, a member the Jigawa State House (JGHA) has distributed strengthening equipment worth N5 million to 300 women and in his .

Ahmed-Soja, representing Bulugu State , made the disclosure at the distribution exercise on Monday in Kafinhausa, Jigawa.

He disclosed that N500, 000 would be disbursed to 50 women to enable them to start their while 81 indigent would receive N405, 000 bursary support.

Ahmed-Soja said that Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration scratch cards would also be distributed to 111 candidates.

Other items distributed include a car and one motorcycle; 10 sewing and 25 grinding machines as well as 120 bundles textile .

The lawmaker noted that the gesture was to complement the state government’ efforts toward job creation and alleviation.

Ahmed-Soja urged those who are yet to benefit from the programme to exercise patience, saying that people would participant in subsequent batches the scheme.

Also speaking, Alhaji Garba Abdullahi, the Chairman, Kafinhausa Local Government Council, commended the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to ensure effective utilization of the equipment to become self-reliant.

One of the beneficiaries, Mohammad Abdullahi, thanked the lawmaker over the gesture and promised to engage in productive activities.