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Emir of Gummi provides empowerment for 700 indigenes



HRH Lawal Hassan Gummi

No fewer than 700 youths and women in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State,
have been slated for empowerment, ROYAL NEWS reports.

The Emir of Gummi Justice Lawal Hassan rtd on Tuesday flagged off the empowerment programme under the emir’s supponsored project, “Yateem Foundation” in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

At the event which was held in Gummi town headquarters of Gummi local government area, the monarch said the empowerment programme which is divided into two categories is aimed at improving the lots of the people particularly the less privileged.

Justice Gummi said the foundation is disbursing a financial support to beneficiaries of the Micro Small Scale Enterprises of the NDE.

“Under this programme, 200 youths and women small scale traders would be given N10,000 to support them to improve their businesses,” he said.

The monarch also said the foundation is flagging off the Orientation and Counseling Training for 500 beneficiaries of Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) of the NDE.

“The 500 beneficiaries of this scheme would be trained in various vocational skills,” the Emir said.

He said the gesture is to complement governments efforts in providing employment opportunities and reduction of unemployed and poverty among our people.

He thanked the Director-General, NDE, Dr Nasiru Argungu for the partnetship and support to the programme.

Earlier, the State NDE Coordinator, Malam Abdullahi Yakubu commended the Emir for the partnership in supporting unemployed youths in the state.

Yakubu said the NDE has several job creation schemes that youths can key into and therefore encouraging youths to avail themselves of those opportunities by their participation in NDE programmes.

He said the NDE is open to collaboration with all well meaning Nigerians for the onerous task of job creation.

“I therefore wish to call for a buy-in willing partners in order to extend NDE programmes to all nook and crannies of our great nation,” the Coordinator said.

The State Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Nura Zarumi commended the emir for the kind gesture to his people.

Zarumi urged other well meaning individuals in the state to emulate the emir in supporting the future of youths.

The Zamfara West Zonal Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hajiya Aishatu Maradun commended the emir for including women in his empowerment projects.

She appealed to women beneficiaries in the two programme to utilize the financial support given to them the way it will enhance their lives.

Speaking on behalf of beneficiaries, Hauwau Hamza and Yusuf Muhammad commended the Emir of Gummi and NDE for the gesture and promised to pay attention to the training.

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