By Isiyaka Wunti
Bauchi State Government has launched over one billion naira economic empowerment Programme aimed at providing better opportunities for youth and women to be self-reliant.
The initiative under the Kauran Bauchi Economic Empowerment Programme KEEP is targeting about ten thousand people across the twenty local government areas of the state.
While calling for judicious disbursement of the materials, the Governor urged the targeted beneficiaries to avail themselves with the opportunity.
The Chairman of Zaki local government area Yahuza Abdullahi and his counterpart of Gawama Babayo Ahmed Kasuwa described the initiative as timely noting that it would reduce the economic hardship being experienced by the people.
They advised the beneficiaries to use the materials for the purpose they were meant for toward achieving the desired objectives.
Some of the beneficiaries who commended the Governor for the gesture maintained that the move would improve their lives.
Items distributed include sewing machines, motorcycles, grinding machines, mechanical tools and starter packs for small scale business.