By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Jigawa State Governor and the state elected federal law makers have pledged to accord priority to programmes that will uplift women groups and the youth out of poverty under the state economic and empowerment programmes.
Speaking at Malam-Madori during the distribution of empowerment kits valued at N100m purchased single handedly by a lawmaker in the House of Representative, Hon. Makki Abubakar Yanleman representing Malam-Madori/ Kaugama Federal Constituency for empowering 695 members of his constituency with kits worth over N100m.
He called on other federal legislators to emulate the good gesture of Hon. Makki in raising the economic status of the populace in different forms through such meaningful ways.
“Under this programme, I am pleased to inform our gathering that we have secured and offered over one hundred and fifty thousand youth with gainful employment opportunity of different skills of one’s choice.”
The member who donated a cheque of N5 million each to Malam Madori and Kaugama local government areas on Sunday at Malam Madori Council of the state, said the money would be shared amongst 200, among other beneficiaries on ratio of N50,000 per household.
He also donated 20 different fleet of vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 10 tricycles, 135 sewing machines, 59 grinding machines, 50 water pumps, 50 generators, 30 laptops among others.
The event tagged ‘Freeing Jigawa Youth, Women From Poverty Through Empowerment Programme’ acccording to the lawamaker, was inspired by the mentorship he received from the governor of the state, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar and his zeal to uplift the people from poverty.
Also speaking, majority leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Alhassan Ado-Doguwa said Jigawa lawmakers have distinguished themselves in the concern for their people.
Ado-Doguwa said the North, especially Kano and Jigawa have been blessed with exemplary representation, saying that has been the motivating factor for his dogged support for the two states.