By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
There is a strategic plan that will soon rid Kaduna State of beggars by training them on financial inclusion.
MD/CEO Bizi Mobile Cashless Consultants, Alhaji Aminu Bizi disclosed this when fielding questions from newsmen on the sidelines of the 3rd Kaduna State Women Economic Empowerment Summit, held at the Murtala Square, Kaduna on Thursday.
“Very soon we would sponsor awareness and training of thousands of physically challenged in Kaduna State to stop begging and get engaged.
“We will use Kaduna State as a pilot scheme for that.
“Instead of them to be begging, they would be serving as bank agents at designated points. Instead of begging, they would be rendering services,” he said.
He urged the state and federal government and federal government to end begging in Nigeria.
He explained that the 3rd summit, organized by the Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, partnered his agency in training has 58 youth and physically challenged in financial inclusion.
“The three days training in Kaduna on agency banking featured those selected from the 23 LGA.
“All the participants are happy and self reliant,” he said.
He said that they trained them extensively and took them for field experience.
“We went for practicals to show them how to open accounts for each of the banks we are partnering,” he said.
He said the agency has pledged to reward those that are hardworking.
“We have pledged that each participant that opens 400 active accounts, will get a brand new android phone,” he added.
He describes the training which was in collaboration with Ministry of Women Affairs, as laudable.
He commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for his commitment at making the state number one in financial inclusion.
“Kaduna State Governor is the best in promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria. The Commissioner Women Affairs is the only that empowers women in Nigeria in training women and youth on financial inclusion,” he said.
While reacting, one of the beneficiaries, Linus Isaac said that the training was good and they were exposed to so many things.
“We were taught how to be bank agents and serve as agents in rural areas,” he said.