By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni Of Yobe State has directed the Ministry of Wealth Creation Empowerment and Employment Generation to provide 400 widows with empowerment packages for self-reliance.
Buni gave the directive on Saturday when he hosted 200 orphans from the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
The Governor who supported the 200 orphans with the sum of N50,000 each, said they deserve care from government and the society, adding that it is necessary to support and give orphans and other vulnerable groups a sense of belonging.
“Our decision to wade into supporting the orphans, widows among other vulnerable groups is to empower them with start-up capital for self-reliance.
“We must join hands together to help those who lost their parents taking into cognizance the decade age long insurgency suffered across the state.
He commended the Qatari Foundation for its infrastructural support to orphans and vulnerable people across the state.
The Coordinator of the programme and Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Ustaz Babagana Mallam Kyari commended Governor Buni for his consistent concern for the plight of orphans and widows in the state.
“This is the second time His Excellency is directly supporting another set of 200 orphans with cash.