Posted by News Express | 24 April 2016 | 1,861 times
Federal Government on Saturday distributes empowerment tools to associations and victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa.
Presenting the materials which comprised grinding machines, water pumps, tricycles, wheel chairs and block molding machines at a ceremony in Yola, the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Mr Babacir Lawal, said the gesture was to assist them with something to depend on they tried to settle.
Lawal, who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, Alhaji Ibrahim Bapetel, said government was concerned about the welfare of displaced persons and would to take steps to ameliorate their sufferings.
He tasked beneficiaries not to sale the items but to make maximum use of the items to generate revenue for their benefit and that of their communities.
Also speaking at the occasion, Rep Abdulrahman Shuaibu of Mubi/Maiha Federal Constituency and his counterpart representing Gombi/Hong Constituency, Rep Yusuf Buba, lauded the measures being taken by federal government and its agencies in assisting victims of insurgency in the state.
They urged those who did not get any of the empowerment tools for now, to exercise patience as more would be brought for distribution.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Rosana Moses, thanked government and promised that beneficiaries would use the tools for purposes intended.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that over 1,000 people benefitted. (NAN)
•Photo shows SGF Babacir Lawal.
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