Gov. Buni empowers 200 orphans, 400 widows in Yobe

November 12, 2022

Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the Ministry of Wealth Creation Empowerment and Employment Generation to provide 400 widows with empowerment package for self reliance.

Governor Buni gave the directive 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 the government and society.

He said it is necessary to support and give the 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 said.

He commended the Qatari Foundation for their infrastructural support to orphans and vulnerable people across the state.

Coordinator of the programme and Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Ustaz Babagana Malam 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

“This gesture will surely go a long way in cushioning the hardships of making ends meet” Ustaz Kyari said.

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