By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
About twenty thousand vulnerable women in Bauchi state are to benefit from over two hundred million naira empowerment Programme aimed at providing business opportunities.
The initiative which is a collaboration between the state government and Aliko Dangote Foundation was aimed at encouraging the beneficiaries to establish small scale businesses.
Speaking at the flagging off of the Programme in Bauchi, the State Governor Bala Mohammed expressed readiness to partner corporate bodies and individuals with philantropic initiatives
Bala Mohammed who said the move would compliment his administration economic empowerment initiative earlier launched to improve economic activities of people across the twenty local government areas
While appreciating the foundation for championing the course of women, the Governor called for transparency in the disbursement process
In his address, the president and Chief Executive Officer of the group Alh. Aliko Dangote who was represented by the Group Executive Director of the foundation Engr. Mansur Ahmed said vulnerable women across all local governments of the federation were selected to benefit from the programme.
According to him the group would also look for further collaborations with the state government in critical sectors of economic development.
Some of the beneficiaries who commended the state government and the foundation for the gesture pledged to use the donation for the purpose it was meant for.