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Wamakko flags off disbursement of N108m SMEDAN’s grants in Sokoto

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The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum and Coordinator,  North West,  Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, on Monday flagged off the disbursement of N 108 million , to 2,160 women in Sokoto State, under the Conditional Grant Scheme ( CGS), of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency ( SMEDAN).
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko,  Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen.
According to Senator Wamakko, while delivering his speech, ” This is part of the total commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to make Nigeria, as well as further uplift the living standard of Nigerians, especially the masses.
He explained that the scheme and various others like it are in line with the ideals of the All Progressives Congress  ( APC ), as well as those of  President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also noted that the gesture would help to alleviate poverty,  reduce unemployment and idleness among women, who are good managers of men and materials.
” This invaluable gesture is part of many like it, being doled out to Nigerians,  in the bid to make them have comfortable lives and their families.
” President Buhari is also committed to serving Nigerians honestly, diligently, piously and patriotically.
” The recent reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari by Nigerians is highly commendable and this should be capped next Saturday, with the election of APC Gubernatorial Candidates, across the nation.”
Senator Wamakko further admonished the beneficiaries to use the funds judiciously, to uplift their various families and the society, at large.
Also speaking, the Minister of State, Industries, Trade and Investments, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar,  represented by Alhaji Badamasi Bello, also renewed the commitment of the Federal Government,  ably led by President Muhammadu Buhari,  to ensure that, Nigerians live a better and more befitting life.
The Director -General of the Agency, Dr Dikko Radda, said that each of the  2,160 women, drawn from across the twenty-three local governments in the state,  would be given N 50,000.
According to Dr Radda, the beneficiaries would also be properly trained, while each of them would have an account opened for her at one of the commercial banks in the state.
A spokesman of the beneficiaries, Shehu Balle, promised to use the grants judiciously, so as not to defeat the laudable objectives of the scheme.

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