Dr Emmanuel Akabe, the Nasarawa state Deputy Governor, has donated N1 million to 100 women petty traders from the ten electoral wards of the Doma local government area of the state, to boost their business activities and improve their standard of living
Each of the beneficiaries received the sum of N10,000 each.
Disbursing the funds to the beneficiaries on Monday, in Doma, Akabe urged them to make proper use of the funds to improve their businesses.
” You are to use the funds to boost your business activities in order to change your lives and that of your family members positively,” he said.
Akabe stressed that he will continue to support the less privileged in the society, to enable them to become self-reliant and contribute their quota to the development of society.
He called on the people of the area to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule administration to succeed while ensuring that they lived in peace and tolerate one another, irrespective of their affiliations for the overall development of the state.
Also speaking, the APC Chairman, Doma local government area, Mr Abdullahi Jibrin, applauded the deputy governor for his commitment to assisting the downtrodden.
He has also called on the beneficiaries to use the money for the purpose it was meant, towards changing their lives positively.
Newsmen report that some of the beneficiaries, who spoke during the event appreciated the deputy governor for the gesture, saying that the funds would enhance their businesses.