1,000 Women, Youths Benefit from N150m Bauchi Empowerment Programme

Approximately 1,000 women and youths from Warji and Ningi local government areas in Bauchi State have recently benefitted from a ₦150 million empowerment initiative spearheaded by the state government.

The primary objective of this program is to enhance the standard of living among the populace.

During the unveiling of the program in both local government areas over the weekend, Governor Senator Bala Mohammed emphasized the importance of economic empowerment in fostering self-reliance and productivity among the citizens of Bauchi State.

The initiative is strategically designed to stimulate economic growth, tackle unemployment, and alleviate poverty, particularly among youths and women.

Governor Mohammed highlighted his administration’s commitment to empowerment and poverty alleviation through job creation, citing the establishment of the Bauchi State Microfinance Institution Building Programme (MIFIN) as a complementary effort to the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme.

The Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme aims to strengthen microfinance institutions, facilitate linkages with other financial institutions, and improve access to financial services for the poor.

Since its inception, significant monetary and in-kind funds have been disbursed to selected beneficiaries across local governments.

Selected beneficiaries in Ningi and Warji, Local Government Areas, received various support, including starter packs, cash grants of ₦50,000 for 500 individuals per local government, motorcycles for each ward, cash grants of ₦100,000 for women and youth leaders, and provision of buses to each local government.

Governor Mohammed urged beneficiaries to utilize the resources wisely to enhance their economic status and support others in need. He reassured ongoing efforts by the government to explore additional avenues for poverty alleviation.

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