Gombe First Lady disburses N10m grant to 500 indigent women
By Matthew Eloyi
The First Lady of Gombe State, Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya has disbursed 10 million Naira to 500 indigent women to cushion the effect of hardship in the state.
Speaking during the disbursement on Saturday, the Governor’s wife said the N10m given to the women would serve as a grant, to start up their businesses, improve on the existing ones, for them to become economically empowered.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Bintu Sunmonu, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Office of the First Lady.
She revealed that the women were drawn from the 11 local government areas of the state, adding that the money is given through her Jewel Care Foundation, “with the sole aim of assisting more women to become breadwinners and active supporters of their families.”
While assuring the beneficiaries of further assistance, the First Lady commended them for consistently supporting the programmes and agenda of her husband towards a rewarding Gombe.
In her words, “We will double our efforts in bringing developmental initiatives that will help address financial challenges of the womenfolk.
“The only way to fight poverty is to properly utilize the funds provided, in business ventures of your choice and remain focused and committed to achieving success.
“I want to thank Gombe women and youths, for always supporting and standing by the government of Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, through thick and thin.”