Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa said his administration had concluded arrangement to empower 8, 610 widows across the state.
Government to empower 8610 widows
Badaru said that the beneficiaries would be given two she-goats and one he-goat to rear and that widows would be given the breed that gives birth to three babies twice a year because of their economic value.
Badaru made this known on Monday in a media chat with newsmen in Dutse.
He said between 25 and 30 widows would be selected from each of the 287 wards in the state to benefit from the programme.
He said that the gesture would go a long way in assisting the women in taking care of their children in terms of feeding and schooling.
The governor said that the beneficiaries would not face difficulties in finding feeds for the animals as rural dwellers.
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