Not lower than 34,000 weak ladies have been empowered within the 34 Native Governments in Katsina State by The Aliko Dangote Basis (ADF) from a N10 billion micro-grant which was put aside by the muse for deprived ladies throughout the nation.
This cash is supposed to empower ladies
economically both to begin or to additional develop their companies.
Talking on the flag-off ceremony
held yesterday in Batagarawa Native Authorities in Katsina State within the presence
of the state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari and different high authorities
officers, the Chairman of ADF, Aliko Dangote, disclosed that 1,000 ladies had been
drawn from every of the 34 native authorities areas within the state, with every girl
receiving N10,000,00 every.
Dangote defined that the
Basis had in 2012 earmarked N10 billion for the empowerment of weak
ladies within the 774 Native governments within the nation. He added that up to now about
360,000 ladies from Kano, Lagos, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, Niger,
Sokoto and Nasarawa States representing 40% have benefitted from this scheme.
Micro-grants programme is a significant element of the Financial Empowerment pillar
of the Basis. It gives deprived and weak ladies with a
one-off, unconditional N10,000,00 money switch to spice up their family revenue
technology. This we consider will assist cut back their vulnerability and meet their
livelihood wants,” he added.