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Published On: Tue, Jun 24th, 2014

Zamfara lawmaker empowers women

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From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau

A member of the House of Representatives from Zamfara state representing Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Engineer Ibrahim Shehu Bakauye, has distributed materials to 240 women from the 14 local government areas of the state.

This disclosure was made by the Coordinator of women affairs of his governorship 2015 ambition, Sadiya Yahaya. She said the decision to offer the assistance came following state government failure to fulfil its promise made during campaign days that it would embark on women empowerment.

Sadiya further disclosed that, “Ibrahim Shehu was approached severally by numerous groups of women who have waited enough for the assistance being promised by the state government as soon as Governor Yari was sworn-in, but no sign of that up till now”.

Among the materials distributed were 2000 sewing and grinding machines, 150 set of furniture and mattresses for women engaged for marriage. Others were financial assistance which involved 20 women from each of the 14 local government areas of the state that would collect the sum of 10,000 naira each to run small scale business.

Shedding light on the development, the state Coordinator to the lawmaker’s movement on his gubernatorial ambition by 2015 under the platform of PDP in the state, Nasiru Abubakar Milo, said the gesture would be continuous so as to cover the larger percentage of the women disappointed by the state government.

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