*to execute N500m worth water, school projects in Tureta LGA
By; NASIRU SULEIMAN, Kaduna
Sokoto State Government has earmarked the sum of N4 billion to be disbursed to two hundred thousand persons across the state as micro business incentive in the next four years.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this on Sunday at Balle headquarter of Gudu Local Government Area where he flagged off the state’s Micro Business Incentive Fund (SMBIF).
Simulate event took place in Tureta Local Government Area where the governor launched the micro business incentive scheme.
At both towns, Governor Tambuwal distributed N20,000 Naira grants to 1,000 beneficiaries of the scheme.
He said the fund will get to the remaining 21 local government areas in the state.
According to him, the gesture is aimed in assisting less privileged persons and small scale entrepreneurs in the state, to improve their businesses.
He explained that the distribution will not be discriminatory as both males and females will benefit from the programme in equal measure.
The governor urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously.
In his address, the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Manir Muhammad Dan Iya said the beneficiaries have been selected to benefit from the gesture in each of the 23 local government areas based on the directives of the governor.
The deputy governor thanked the governor for giving the cabinet members the opportunity to serve and execute various developmental projects across the 23 local government areas in the state.
In a related development, the governor also flagged off the construction of one million, five hundred thousand litres capacity water scheme as well as laid the foundation for the construction of classroom blocks for junior secondary School Tsamiya all in Tureta Local Government Area.
At flagging off of the water scheme, Tambuwal said the project would cost four hundred million Naira.
He said the effort is part of the Government determination to provide adequate water supply to nook and cranny of the state.
On the block of classrooms Tambuwal said the project is to be executed at the cost of eighty six million Naira.
The governor equally announced that the school would be upgraded to the status of government Day senior secondary School after the completion of the project.