Over forty (40) women from the eleven (11) wards of JIBIYA local government area have benefited from an assistance of N5,000 each to enable them engage in business. The gesture, according to the donor -Alhaji Mustapha Yusuf who is representing them in the state house of assembly is to complement government efforts towards empowering women to imbibe the spirit of restiveness to curtail the rate of poverty in the state.
The Honourable member also promised to continue executing such gestures in order to help the members of his constituency and also charged the beneficiaries to ensure the judicious utilisation of the money.
Speaking during the disbursement of the cash assistance, the Jibia local government APC chairman Alhaji Bishir Abdullahi Dangote who thanked the member for the assistance, also enumerated a number of achievements recorded so far by the honourable member with the short period of time that he was elected that includes Youth empowerment, Provision of electricity, building of mosques and islamiyya schools.
In their separate remarks, some of the beneficiaries took time to thank the member for the gesture and pledged for full support to the government policies.