From Raji Bello, Sokoto
The officials handling the disbursement of funds under the Sokoto State government youths and women empowerment programme have been warned against short changing its beneficiaries.
Governor Aminu waziri Tambuwal issued the warning while flagging off the disbursement of N20,000 each to one thousand men and women in Isa Local Government Area of the state.
Tambuwal explained that the monies being disbursed is not loan but grant to assist the beneficiaries to start small businesses.
He therefore emphasized that no beneficiary of the empowerment programme should be given less than Twenty Thousand Naira.
The Governor urged the beneficiaries of the scheme to utilize the monies provided to them judiciously as a start off capital for their small businesses.
Tambuwal thanked people of Isa Local Government Area for their support to his administration and urged them to maintain the tempo.
Governor Tambuwal also implored people of the area to always ensure that their children are immunised against diseases in addition to ensuring their enrollment into both Islamic western schools.