Forty-two women drawn from the 23 LGAs of Kaduna State have been empowered with tailoring and catering skills to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another 110 women were also given N20, 000 each as grants to start up menial businesses under COVID-19 Empowerment Programme.
The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her programme, Future Assured, in collaboration with the National Centre for Women and Development (NCWD) supported by the Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Kaduna State, provided sewing machines and freezers for the 42 beneficiaries.
The Director General of NCWD, Dr. Asabe Vilita-Bashir, said it was to contribute to President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afar Sani, said the Federal Government Social Investment Programme was multi-faceted and essentially to lift Nigerians out of poverty.