Lawmaker Advocates Youths, Women Empowerment as Panacea for Tackling Poverty


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No fewer than 700  women  across  the Ajingi, Albasu and Gaya Federal Constituency ,Kano State  have been  empowered to generate additional income through improved poultry production. 

The initiative through AMG Sustainable Families Support Programme aims at   helping to preserve domestic breeds of chicken best suited for increasing production because of their resilience to local climatic conditions and environment.

The Member Representing the constituency,   Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya, who was represented by the past immediate Gaya local government chairman Alhaji  Ahmad Tashi   preside over the  disbursement of N20,000 each to  700 women  which were held at Gaya Islamic centre Tuesday.

 Alhaji  Ahmad Tashi  noted that  N14m  distributed to beneficiaries after undergone three days Intensive Training and Capacity Building Workshop on Poultry Production and Management   in collaboration with Bioresources Development Centre (BIODEC)of  the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

According to him  under the year in review this is the batch 7  of AMG women and youth empowerment programme and  you must be aware of the 300 women  empowered in various  vocations including tailoring, hairdressing skills, goat rearing among others  and empowerment tools just two weeks ago.

He added that Hon. Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya has had successfully executed uncountable various projects ranging from the drilling of boreholes, solar energy pumps, and classroom blocks, saying  AMG purpose of constant empowerment trainings for the  peoples of the constituency  since  was elected in 2015.

This  is to create serial entrepreneurs that would create employment opportunities for Ajingi, Albasu and Gaya federal constituency people in future. These people were trained on different segments of empowerment programmes to the core.

Also speaking at the occasions Albasu APC caretaker chairman Alhaji Umar Ilayasu Hungu advised the beneficiaries to put to use on what they had learnt and remained good ambassadors of the constituency.

One of the beneficiaries who spoke on behalf of others, Maryam Muhammed   from Gaya urged other beneficiaries, who cut across the 3 Local Government Areas of the constituency not to squander the grant but invest it in the trade they learnt and also become employers of labour.


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