Bauchi state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has empowered 1,000 women and youths from Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State through his programme known as Kaura Economic empowerment programme on Monday.
The Governor who flagged off the Programme in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local government areas of the state disclosed that the economic programme had earlier been launched in Zaki, Gamawa, Ganjuwa, Darazo local government areas, noting that the programme is a deliberate effort by the government to holistically address the problem of unemployment and poverty in the state, especially among youths and women.
He said that the responsible government, it is not unmindful of the economic hardship experienced by majority of the people of the state, adding that it has taken it upon itself to address the hardship with all seriousness.
Bala added, “under this programme a total of 1,000 triancycles also known as Keke Napep have been distributed to Okada riders popularly called Acaba, as a soft loan.It is a revolving loan with an open repayment that other set of Acaba riders will benefit from”
“I am very happy to say that the programme is very successful and we have no default in terms of payment and very soon, we will give another set of 1,000 triancycles by the grace of God.154 buses have been procured and distributed to members of the public as a self revolving loan.I am happy to note that commuters are using this buses across the state and country”
He said, “The package of the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme been launched today is not different from the other four LGAs where the programme was earlier launched.The items distributed to the beneficiaries will include N50,000 cash for 500 persons per LGA, 3 motorcycles for each of the wards of the LGAd and 100,000 cash to be given to women and youths leaders in each local government areas while buses will be given to each LGAs” he said
In his address, the Chairman of Bogoro LGA, Honourable Iliya Habila, commended the state government initiative of empowering residents in the state in order to improve their standard of living.
Habila said that the unprecedented developmental strides recorded in the state is due to the conscious decision of the goverment to ensure fairness, justice and service delivery.