From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Senator Lawali Dan Iya representing Zamfara West in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has distributed 10,000 naira each to 600 constituents comprising men and women who were devastated by the lingering banditry aimed at cushioning their hardship.
The cash distribution exercise which also included the Senator’s ongoing Constituency Financial Support, has benefited 300 beneficiaries from Talata Mafara local government area added with 50 beneficiaries selected from each of the six local government areas under the partnership with NDE across the constituency.
Speaking during the exercise, Senator Dan Iya, said the constituency was badly affected by the lingering banditry activities which has prevented economic growth and other social activities, assuring that, “My aim was to complement the state and federal governments efforts through embarking on empowerment programmes.
“We have already distributed 10,000 naira to 300 constituents from each of the six local government areas including Bakura, Gummi, Maradun, Anka, Bukkuyum and Talata Mafara which brought the total number of beneficiaries to 1,800, and the programme will be continuous until their wellbeing is improved.
“Although, I have decided to partner with NDE with a view to provide society-building programmes through training my people who were economically brought down by the insecurity challenges to acquire knowledge on various skills that will make them self reliant”, Dan Iya has stressed.
Also speaking, the state Coordinator of the NDE, Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, called on the teeming beneficiaries to judiciously use what they have acquired in terms of skill acquisition as well as cash grant by Senator Dan Iya as that will change their living.