Focus On Bauchi

Bauchi LG Chairperson Empowers Women and Youth

 Report by Khadija M. Bello

In an effort to cushion the effect of the current hardship in the community and uplift the condition of women and youth among the people of Bauchi Local Government Area, the Chairperson of the Council distributes empowerment intiative worth Seventeen million, Two Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Naira (N17,225,000.00) to 2,565 beneficiaries at a ceremony attended by the First Lady, Bauchi state, Hajiya (Dr.) Aisha Bala A. Mohammed (Sarauniyar Bauchi ta Farko), and other dignitaries from across segments of the society.

In a welcome address at the occasion held at the headquarters of the Local Government in Bauchi, the Chairperson, Hajiya Zainab Baban Takko extols the virures and leadership qualities of the First Lady, and admits that the flagging of the distribution exercise is in line with the vision of His Excellency, the state Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed (Kauran Bauchi), and in following the foot steps of the First Lady in the concious effort to continue empowering the poor, the needy and the grass-root mass population in Bauchi state.

Hajiya Zainab Baban Takko recalls such empowerment exercises presented by the Bauchi LG under her administration, and maintains that considering the important position of women in the society, out of the over 2,500 beneficiaries of this empowerment initiative, 65% goes to the women beneficiaries under various categories, while the youth shares another significant percentage, and the rest to other beneficiaries who made significant contribution in their support for the Kaura administration to succceed in the state.

In the distribution exercise, women in the first category went home with N20,000.00 each, another batch of social media activits got N20,000.00 each, others are PDP youth category who got N10,000.00 each, while under other category of LG workers got N5,000.00 each to support livelihood and social well-being.

In her speech as special guest of honour, the First Lady, Bauchi state, Hajiya (Dr.) Aisha Bala A. Mohammed (Sarauniyar Bauchi), commends the Chairperson, Bauchi Local Government Council, Hajiya Zainab Baban Takko for the laudable initiative worthy of emulation, and which she hopes will go a long way in uplifting the spirit of the beneficiaries and cushioning the effect of current economic realities.

Whie presenting the empowerment benefit to the beneficiaries, the First Lady urges them to make the best utilization of the resources, especially in boosting their little economic enagements for family their benefits. Dr. Aisha Bala Mohammed says the realities of time not only call for economic self-reliance alone, but also for societal vigilance on our children and youth to keep them away from bad elements around, and equally guard against rape cases and other social vices in the society.

 Dr. Aisha Bala A. Mohammed urged the entire citizens to pray for leaders, and be contented with the little we have, and as well receive from those who in the position of authority feel the need to assist the people with resources at their disposal.

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