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Masari Gov wants 60 percent empowerment schemes for women

The governor explained that women faced enormous challenges, especially in the rural areas, where they were mostly bread winners.

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 Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has called on elected officials, agencies and other initiators of empowerment support schemes to allocate not less than 60 per cent to women.

Masari made the call in Bakori on Sunday while launching  distribution of 30 cars, 100 motorcycles, 70 sewing machines and 20 generating sets as empowerment items donated by the representative of Bakori/Danja Federal Constituency, Rep.  Amiru Tukur.

The governor explained that women faced enormous challenges, especially in the rural areas, where they were mostly bread winners, sponsoring children’s  education and other burdens.

He said women always ensured that their earnings went to family upkeep more than men.

Masari commended Tukur for the gesture and urged other lawmakers to emulate him to empower the people in accordance with the All Progressives Party (APC) manifesto and election promises.

He advised party officials to ensure fairness and level playing ground for both old and new party members  in the spirit  of democracy.

“People are willing to defect to APC from various platforms  at national and local levels,  such movements should be welcomed.

“There is no basis for sideling members on account of period stay in the party as individual members have  different contribution to make to the party’s progress,’’ Masari said.

Earlier, Tukur said the beneficiaries were from the 22 political wards in the constituency and added that the empowerment scheme was a continuous exercise through which others had benefitted in the past.

The Katsina State APC Chairman, Alhaji Shitu Shitu, commended Tukur for the gesture and urged other lawmakers to emulate him.

He said that empowerment schemes were desirable in the  communities.

Some of the beneficiaries, Sahabu Bade, Haruna Garba, Garba Tandama and Hauwa Iro, expressed gratitude for the gesture and added that Tukur had lived up to the expectations of his constituents.

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