Bauchi State first lady, Hajiya A’isha Bala Mohammed has called on the women in the state to continue to support the government programme in order to foster way forward in the state.
She also assured the women that the state government will continue providing skill materials towards making them self-reliance to better their livelihood.
Mrs Bala Mohammed disclosed this during the presentation of consignment of skill materials to 100 womenfolk for onward distribution to women generally in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
According to her, the provision of such support to the womenfolk in various communities across the state, which to date thousands have benefitted, is part of her efforts to improve the living condition of women in the state generally.
She lamented that the move was to appreciate the gesture exhibited by the womenfolk during the 2019 elections when they massively voted for the party of her husband to emerge victories, assuring them that she would continue to provide them dividends of democracy.
In a respond, the state Commissioner of Women Affairs and Child Development, Hajiya Hajara Jibrin Gidado has said that the skill materials would significantly assist the beneficiaries in improving their living conditions.
She thereby called on women generally not to relent in their support to the Governor Bala-led administration that is all out to salvage the people of the state from the cramps of poverty.
Hajara recalled that since the inception of the present administration in the state, her office and the first lady has been unveiling laudable policies and programmes being geared towards the needs and aspirations of the womenfolk in the state.
The commissioner counseled beneficiaries of skill materials distribution not to dispose the materials for peanuts, as well as curb their girl-child from hawkings, and run their petty trades in their matrimonial homes.
She added that a number of local government areas of the state benefitted from the programme worth millions of naira, while commending them for the support and loyalty to the state government.
Mallam Asma’u Muhammed, among the beneficiaries of the skill materials distribution, commended the first lady, for the gesture, and assured of making the best use of the poverty alleviation materials given them.