By Muhammad Goronyo, Sokoto
One of the members of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Alhaji Buhari Haliru (PDP-Sokoto North I), has on Thursday empowered 200 constituents with animals feeding materials in order to take proper care of their livestock.
The Member who flagged off the distribution at the feeds said the aim is intended to engage the beneficiaries into small businesses in order to support their living standard.
Haliru averred that “We are confident that with the small we can afford to our people, if properly managed, it will in due course expand to a business which is going to accommodate more beneficiaries.
“Moreover, our commitment to engage the people into businesses is to support the society, most especially the teeming Youths in becoming self-reliant and reduce over dependency on governments”.
He therefore called on the beneficiaries to ensure proper utilization of the items given to them for the purpose enshrined and not to sell them out for their selfish interest.
The Lawmaker added that each of the beneficiary will be given two bags of Animals feed, bowls containers as well as N2,000 transport stipend.
Speaking, the Chairman Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission, Malam Muhammad Maidoki, thanked the Lawmaker for his foresight towards engaging the people into the business.
Maidoki said that the gesture will no doubt serve in providing the basic needs of the beneficiaries, while advising the society to engage in various businesses to support their living condition.
Earlier the Special Adviser to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal on Youths Matters, Mr. Nuradden Mahe, commended the Lawmaker for the gesture.
Mahe said that the empowerment project will surely serve in supporting the state government desire and commitment toward alleviating poverty among the society.