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Monday, 11 April 2016

Osinbajo Says Fed Govt Set To Empower One Million Women

kandy wandy - 09:00:00
It is good to empower woman but it is not good to speak without action. We hope the funds will get to the woman as it is promised.
The Federal Government has set aside a substantial amount of money in the 2016 budget to empower one million women through disbursement of loans.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who said this in Kano yesterday, added that investment in women would have a positive impact on the country’s growth and their families.
He was in the Northern commercial city on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari to commiserate with the government and traders, who lost goods worth trillions of naira in a fire, which engulfed Abubakar Rimi market in Sabon Gari.
Osinbajo, who said the women would use the loans to start whatever business they desire, added the President was determined to surmount the economic challenges facing Nigerians.
He assured the citizens that the nation’s lingering fuel scarcity and other hardships would soon be a thing of the past.
The vice president said: “I want to assure you that better days are coming. There are myriad of problems inherited by the incumbent administration and we are not only determined, but committed to tackle and solve them.
“President Buhari appreciates the pains Nigerians are feeling now, he knows what is going on and I want you to know and we know that he is an honest man, who is determined to make sure that the common man in this country enjoys the dividends of democracy.
‘’I will like us to join hands together with the governors and the government, so that we can all prosper and work diligently for the country’s development. President Buhari-led administration is determined to induce a change in the nation’s circumstances.”
‘’I am here to commiserate with the market men and women, whose goods were recently consumed by a fire outbreak in Abubakar Rimi market in Sabon Gari. The market is the largest in West Africa, which is located where predominantly non-indigenes reside. But I learnt that in Kano, we have no non-indigenes, as everybody is a citizen, where people converge from here and there.’’
He added: “I commend Governor Ganduje for the massive structure being embarked upon by his government in rebuilding the market, which I hope would be a modern one that could be befitting and beneficiary.’’
Osinbajo laid the foundation of projects to be executed by the Ganduje-led administration, as well as inaugurated an empowerment involving 500 women and 60 waste disposal tricycles.
The governor noted that when the fire started, the government searched for firefighting vehicles, but learnt that they had gone for service, a situation which, he said, frustrated the efforts of putting off the fire.

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