FROM USMAN MZ(Jigawa)

Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has empowered 4,000 rural women with #20,000 each in jigawa state.

The Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk who flagged-off the grant in Dutse, explained that the programme covers at least 4,000 vulnerable women from 20 local government areas of the state.

Representated by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Bashir Nuhu Alkali said about 120,000 people would benefit nationwide from the exercise which was an ongoing social investment programme under the Federal government.

Alhaji Bashir Nuhu noted that a team of traditional leaders, religious leaders, heads of associations and community organisations which include women were selected to spearhead the selection process of the vulnerable women.

Speaking, Governor Badaru Abubakar said Jigawa state would continued to be grateful to president Muhammadu Buhari his administration’s concern to people of the state.

Similarly, the state focal person under the Social Investment Programme who represented the governor said the women were selected based on recommendation of the selection committee setup by the state government.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Radio Nigeria expressed joy and gratitude for being among the selected for the exercise and urged government for more of such programmes.