By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State First Lady, Hajia Aisha Bello Matawalle has given N5,000 cash and clothing to women to celebrate Sallah in the state.
Speaking at the official flag off st the Government House, Gusau, the First Lady said the gesture was part of her efforts to put smiles on the faces of women and make the Sallah a joyous occasion for them.
“My office will remain resolute in addressing the lingering socioeconomic hardship faced by women particularly the vulnerable ones,” she assured.
Hajia Aisha said thousands of women drawn from the 14 local government areas of the state will benefit from the Sallah largesse.
“Each woman will be given five yards of wax wrapper and N5,000 as Sallah gift,” she said.
In her speech, the Special Adviser Office of the First Lady, Hajia Fatimah Musa Muhammad said the gesture is not part of the N20000 monthly cash gift being given to women in the state through the First Lady’s Empowerment programme.
“The N20,000 monthly empowerment allowance to women in the state is in its 20th month this month and the programme will be sustained by the First Lady to reduce and empower women economically,” she said.
1800 women drawn from Gusau, Bungudu and Tsafe local government areas attended the official flag off at the Government House, Gusau.