First Lady, women centre empower 2,200 women, youths in Borno

The Future Assured programme of Aisha Buhari, the First Lady, in collaboration the National Women Development Centre (NWDC), empowered 2,200 women and youths starter packs.

The newly appointed Director General of NWDC, Dr Asabe Bashir, who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen, on Friday, in Maiduguri, said the beneficiaries were selected among displaced by insurgency and whose businesses were affected by COVID-19.

She said the beneficiaries were provided grinding machines, deep freezers, sewing machines, hair dressing kits, clippers, assorted chemicals for soap making and generators for whose businesses require power like barbing salon.

The director general advised the beneficiaries against selling the items, adding that it was provided for sustenance.

“As someone from Borno I want to urge brothers and sisters who benefited from the gesture not to sell the items but to utilize it for sustenance, ” Bashir said. (NAN)