Not lower than 34,000 susceptible girls have been empowered within the 34 Local Governments in Katsina State by The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) from a N10 billion micro-grant which was put aside by the inspiration for deprived girls throughout the nation.
This money is supposed to empower girls
economically both to begin or to additional develop their companies.
Speaking on the flag-off ceremony
held yesterday in Batagarawa Local Government in Katsina State within the presence
of the state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari and different prime authorities
officers, the Chairman of ADF, Aliko Dangote, disclosed that 1,000 girls had been
drawn from every of the 34 native authorities areas within the state, with every lady
receiving N10,000,00 every.
Dangote defined that the
Foundation had in 2012 earmarked N10 billion for the empowerment of susceptible
girls within the 774 Local governments within the nation. He added that to this point about
360,000 girls from Kano, Lagos, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, Niger,
Sokoto and Nasarawa States representing 40% have benefitted from this scheme.
Micro-grants programme is a significant element of the Economic Empowerment pillar
of the Foundation. It supplies deprived and susceptible girls with a
one-off, unconditional N10,000,00 money switch to spice up their family income
technology. This we consider will assist scale back their vulnerability and meet their
livelihood wants,” he added.
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