From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar has launched Women Micro Entrepreneurship Empowerment Support Scheme for Five Hundred (500) Women beneficiaries in Bauchi state.
The scheme was launched under Bauchi State Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative (B-SWEEP) a Non-Governmental Organization initiated by the wife of the Governor.
In her speech, founder of the NGO Mrs. Abubakar, said the scheme was aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of women in the state, calling on the beneficiaries to make the best use of the program.
She said ”the scheme was designed for all women across the Twenty(20) Local Government Areas of the State. We are starting with Bauchi Local Government. B-SWEEP is a non-governmental organization established about four years ago with the sole aim of improving the lives of women in Bauchi State as well as complementing government’s effort in that regard’’.
The Technical Adviser of the NGO, Professor Dije Bala Ibrahim commended the governor’s wife for the gesture, saying it will go a long way in transforming the women and make them self-reliant.
‘’it is not easy to create an Entrepreneurship Programme for five hundred (500) women in Bauchi Local Government alone, therefore the initiator deserves to be applauded’’. She said.