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500 women receive 20,000 naira grant each,courtesy- Jewel Care Foundation,

Gombe state First Lady vows to do more, to support women become self reliant.

Gombe State First Lady, Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya, has disbursed 10 million naira, to 500 women especially the less privileged ,with each receiving 20 thousand naira, as grant ,to start up their businesses, or improve on the existing ones, in order to become economically empowered.

Delivering her keynote address as the special guest of honor at the occasion,to mark the disbursement of funds,to women drawn from the 11 local government areas of Gombe state,Asma’u Inuwa said the money is given through her Jewel Care Foundation, with the soul aim of assisting more women become breadwinners and active supporters of their families.

The First Lady then vowed to redouble her efforts, in bringing developmental initiatives,that will help address financial challenges of the women folk , pointing out that, the only way to fight poverty, is to properly utilize the funds provided, in business ventures of their choice and remainfocused and committed to achieving success.

She also thanked Gombe women and youths, for always supporting and standing by the government of her husband, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, through thick and thin ,assuring them of better things to come.

The chairman, board of trustees, Jewel Care Foundation,Hamisu Saulawa said, as the host of the occasion, he was very pleased with the conduct of women, which shows how resilient and resourceful they will be,in dealing with their businesses,advising them not to disappoint the governor’s wife because of the confidence she has in your ability to change your life for the better.

The chief host who is the commissioner for women affairs,Naomi J.J Awak and that of the science, innovation and technology ministry, Dr. Aishatu Maigari, HOD, chemical science, Federal University Kashere, Dr. Bertha Abdu Daya ,as well as the zonal and state APC women leaders, spoke on the need for the beneficiaries to be thankful for having a caring and God fearing First Lady, who is always worried about their well-being and how to put smiles on their faces. Telling them to see beyond the 20 thousand naira , a bright future ahead .

The royal father at the occasion was the Yariman Gombe, Abdulkadir Abubakar, who was full of praises to the governor and his wife for always coming up with laudable initiatives,that have direct bearing on the common people, urging them to keep the tempo.

One of the beneficiaries Rita , appreciated the governor’s wife, Asma’u Inuwa, promising to be loyal and remain indebted to this government. While the chairman, Billiri local government, Margaret Bitrus, reaffirmed the continued support of all and sundry, for the overall success of governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya‘s administration.

Present at the event include, the wife of the deputy governor, wife of the speaker and that of deputy speaker, APC women and party leaders, commissioners, wives of commissioners chairmen of Nafada,Dukku and Balanga LGAs, wives of other local government chairmen. Party supporters and well wishers.

Highlights of the occasion, was the symbolic disbursement of funds,
drama presention and a bit of musical interlude by Tantabara and co.

Bintu Aliyu Sunmonu
Special Assistant
to the governor on
media and publicity
(office of the First)

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