Minister launches Widows Empowerment Scheme in Kebbi


The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Tuesday, launched Widows Empowerment Scheme in Kebbi.

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The minister, who was in Birnin Kebbi for a two-day advocacy visit, distributed 1,000 refrigerators and 400 grinding machines to some widows.

During the distribution ceremony, she urged the beneficiaries to utilise the facilities to improve their economic status and support their children.

Maina commended the state government for appointing women in political offices and called for the implementation of the affirmative action by placing more women in government.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in the state, Hajiya Hafsat Gulumbe, said the state government would continue to support women, children, people with disabilities and the vulnerable in the society.

She said the beneficiaries would be guided on how to use the equipment through monitoring to prevent misuse, adding that  4,000 women would benefit in the second phase of the scheme. (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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