As First Lady empowers 1,250 women, youths
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – WIFE of the President Mrs. Aisha Buhari on Thursday stated that poverty was one of the indices that encouraged people to embrace vices like terrorism kidnapping and begging.
The First Lady stated this when she presented empowerment packs to 1,250 women and youths from the six Area council of the Federal Capital Territory at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mrs. Buhari asked Nigerians to decide this weekend, “whether the poor should become poorer and the rich richer or we have a society where the gap begins to be reduced.”
Speaking at the occasion, the Director General of the National Directorate for Employment, NDE, Dr.Nasir Mohammed Argungu, thanked the wife of the president for her support to the directorate.
He said since 2014 to 2015, the revenue allocation to the agency has not changed, noting however, that the agency was able to train 861,234 women and youths from 2015 to date, compared with 4,832 trained in 2014/15.
The programme was organised by NDE in collaboration with The Future Assured initiative of the wife of the President and Defence and Police officers wives association (DEPOWA).
The beneficiaries who were drawn from the six local government areas of Abuja went home with cosmetology starter packs worth N40.000 forty thousand naira and cash.