By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Saturday, empowered 200 women and youths in Kano as part of its Covid-19 palliative package.
The Directorate in collaboration with Kano North Senatorial District, gave out a total of two million (N2,000,000) to persons drawn from Senator Barau Jibril’s constituency in a bid to cushion the effects and untold hardship faced by the people as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which has crippled the source of livelihood of many persons not only in the state or country, but the world at large.
Presenting the sum of ten thousand naira (N10,000) each to the beneficiaries, the state coordinator NDE, Mal. Iliyasu Ahmad said, the palliative is part of its Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme (MEENS) Aimed at bringing succour to those in need particularly at this hard times.
He charged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the funds by investing it into a business that can yield them profit no matter how little.
The Senator representing Kano North at the Senate, Barau Jibril, represented by Shitu Madaki also tasked the recipients of the palliative to invest the money into a business so that they can have a source of income.
He said, though not much, but the capital is enough to start up something urging them not to divert the money into other personal use but should be used as it was intended.
He stressed that government is quite aware of all their predicaments and would do all it can to alleviate their sufferings through such moves targeted at saving and giving them a source of livelihood.
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