Gov. Buni distributes empowerment materials to 2,650 micro, medium businesses (Photos)
Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni has inaugurated the distribution of empowerment materials to micro, small and medium businesses in Yobe State.
Inaugurating the programme at the events centre of government house Damaturu, the Governor said the empowerment is a
continuations of the effort towards driving employment generation and wealth creation in the state.
He stated that small and medium-scale businesses create employment opportunities to combat poverty.
“We are distributing 1,900 irrigation water pumps and accessories, 125 commercial pick-up Tricycles also known as JEGA and 125 commercial tricycles or KEkE NAPEP.
“In addition, about 500 youths from rural communities would be empowered and supported with skill-acquisition materials such as sewing machines, barbing saloon kits, pasta-making machines and hairdressing materials.
Governor Buni revealed that the state drive in the various empowerment packages would speed up the state post-insurgency recovery and wealth creation for stability and prosperity.
According to him, it is in conformity with the maxim of teaching the people “how to catch fish” rather than making them depend on a “fish handout”.
He enjoined the beneficiaries of the empowerment to ensure that they put the items given to them into proper use and avoid selling them so as to appreciate government’s efforts and be on the same page with government in the fight against poverty.
In his remarks, the state commissioner, Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Employment Generation, Hon. Abdullah Bego, said the empowerment is largely to support small scale businesses and small business individuals.
He noted that giving empowerment support to the people of Yobe State is an integral part of Governor Mai Mala Buni’s administration socio economic agenda.