The member, House of Representatives, representing Wudil/Garko Constituency in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), on Tuesday empowered 200 women in Wudil and Garko Local Government Areas.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the beneficiaries, selected from Wudil and Garko were giving N10,000 each to establish or improve their businesses.
Speaking during the empowerment programme, the NDE Coordinator in Kano, Alhaji Iliyasu Ahmed said 100 women were selected from each of the Local Governments.
According to him, the empowerment programme in the area, which was facilitated by the lawmaker, was to ensure that they become self-reliant and also assist others.
Ahmed explained that the empowerment, under the Federal Government’s Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme, was aimed at reducing unemployment among women and youths in the country.
“The empowerment is one of the numerous programmes initiated by President Muhammad Buhari’s administration.
“We provide people with small businesses with the fund to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Each of the beneficiaries received N10, 000 under the Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme”, he said.
Also speaking on behalf of the lawmaker, the Chairman, Wudil Local Government Area, Alhaji Saleh Kausani commended the NDE for considering the areas for empowerment.
According to him, such will go a long way in touching the lives of the people in those areas, especially at this hard time.
He Called on the beneficiaries to make proper use of the gesture so that others can rely on them.
In an interview with newsmen, one of the beneficiaries, Malama Hafsatu assured the NDE and the lawmaker that she is going to use the fund to boost her business.