By Ahmed Ahmed
No fewer than 435 women from Jama’are constituency in Bauchi state on Sunday benefitted from N10,000 each presented by the member of the State House of Assembly Mr Mubarak Mairakumi as empowerment.
The lawmaker representing Jama’are Constituency, Mr. Mairakumi under the platform of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) said the empowerment programme was intended to enhance the domestic businesses of women in the area.
He explained that, the empowerment programme would be continuous as the second and third phase is underway.
According to him, the economic situation and inflation has pushed a lot of families into poverty, stressing that as a reason for the empowerment.
“Not less than 482 women and youth 80 percent women and 20 percent youth would go home with N10,000 others would go with N5000 to enhance their local business.
“We also have various committees that take care of water rehabilitation, Education, vulnerable women, health and emergencies in the constituency,” he said.
The lawmaker lauded the state Governor, Bala Mohammed for creating an enabling environment for legislators in the state to make meaningful contributions towards the provision of dividend of democracy.
“Governor Mohammed’s administration has been executing many projects in the constituency especially, those that were aimed at developing the Constituency and the state,” he said.
Mairakumi urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity.
“I implore you to make good use of this opportunity for your growth and development of the community,” he said.
Earlier, Chairman NNPP Jama’are local government area, Ahmed Bawa while lauding the lawmaker for the empowerment programme.
He promised to continuously work together with the lawmaker towards improving the lives of the constituents.
He further stated that empowerment would go a long way in alleviating the problems faced by women in the home front considering their position as homemakers.
Bawa warned the beneficiaries against the misuse of the funds given to them.
One of the beneficiaries, Malama Aishatu Adamu showered her encomium on the lawmaker for counting them worthy to be empowered
She urged other elected and political office holders to emulate Mairakumi’s empowerment drive in the constituency.