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Lawmaker disburses N10.5m to 1,050 women traders in Zamfara



Lawmaker disburses N10.5m to 1,050 women traders in Zamfara

Alhaji Shehu Ahmad, a member of House of the Representatives (PDP– Maru/Bungudu Constituency), has disbursed N10.5 million to  1,050  women  traders in Maru and Bungudu Local Government Areas of Zamfara.

Ahmad stated this at the inauguration of the disbursement exercise on Tuesday in Bungudu community of Zamfara.

He said that the gesture was aimed at empowering women to engage in productive activities and become self-reliant.

“Women empowerment is one of our  major campaign promises, we are supporting 1,050 women small scale traders under the fourth batch of the programme,

“Each of the beneficiaries will receive with N10,000. The beneficiaries were selected from 21 political wards of Maru and Bungudu LGAs”, he said.

Ahmad said that 500 beneficiaries were selected in Maru and 550 others at Bungudu, adding that  the exercise was conducted in partnership with a development organisation,  Fulbe Care Initiative.

“We reduced the number of those attending the inauguration of the disbursement exercise in compliance with the  COVID 19 protocols.

“Only five beneficiaries from each of the 21 wards were selected for the event,” he added.

Also speaking, Umaru Dan-Umah, the Organising Secretary of the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state,  lauded the gesture.

Dan-Umah said the gesture would go a long way to  reduce unemployment, eradicate  poverty and enhance wealth creation in the society.

He urged the beneficiaries to ensure good use of the money given to them to improve their businesses.

On his part, Programme Director of the organisation, Musa Aboki, commended the lawmaker for the initiative, and enjoined the beneficiaries to engage in viable ventures to improve their living conditions.

Aboki said the disbursement would continue at the 21 wards of the constituency.

Edited By: Shittu Obassa (NAN)

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