EMPOWERMENT INTERVENTION: Gov Bagudu Calls On Women To Form Cooperative Groups


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Kebbi State Governor and the Chairman of APC Progressive Governor’s Forum, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has called on women to form cooperative groups in order to benefit from myriad of State Government’s empowerment intervention.

Acccording to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Governor made the call on Friday at the disbursement of Ten Thousand Naira Empowerment Start Up Fund 800 female entrepreneurs by the Sardaunan Gwandu Foundation.

Bagudu said his administration would remain committed to supporting small scale entrepreneurs as the pillars of economic development of our society.

He advised the beneficiaries and people in the society not to look down at petty trade no matter how small it is for as long as it could serve as a source of generating legitimate income.

Gov Atiku Bagudu, delivering a speech at the occasion

While assuring the beneficiaries who consist mainly of Secondary school graduates of state government sustained encouragement and necessary assistance , he urged them to use the money disbursed to them judiciously.

Bagudu urged the well to do in the society and politicians to emulate Alhaji Yusuf Haruna Rashid, Special Adviser on Power for initiating and sustaining the empowerment scheme to women.

He described the benevolence of Alhaji Yusuf Haruna Rashid as commendable contribution and inspirational.

The wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu who also graced the occasion commended the Alhaji Yusuf Haruna Rashid for his philanthropic activities towards supporting girls to achieve economic prosperity.

She also commended her husband, governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu for his untiring support and encouragement to women empowerment.

Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu called on women to actively take part in economic activities particularly entrepreneurship in order to support their families.

The founder of the foundation, the Sardaunan Gwandu and Special Adviser on Power , Alhaji Yusuf Haruna Rashid said the gesture was continuation of what he started as assistance to girls in order to engage in entrepreneurship or petty trade.

He announced that 800 girls would benefit from the present arrangement with each girl collecting ten thousand naira.

Alhaji Yusuf Haruna Rashid, extolled the good leadership qualities of Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, describing him as a man who meant well for people of the state.

The Chief of staff, Government House, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, Jarman Kabi, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers and District Heads were among the important personalities at the event which took place at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

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