By: Aisha Saad
In her speech, Hajiya Maryam Umar Jibirilla said "As a result of insurgents attacks in the state , a lot of women became widows and the situation they find themselves is pathetic a lots of burden are now on your heads; given you this skills and token to start a small business will assist in reducing your economic hardship”. She presents the sum of twenty thousand (N20, 000.00) naira to the beneficiaries and urged them to make use of what they will acquire in the workshop.
The Chairperson, Widow's Association Council, Mrs. Hilda Makanto in her remarks said “she stayed long in widow's council but she never experienced this kind of gesture”. Mrs Makantu appreciates Her Excellency and urged the widows to utilize the token given to them judiciously.
Hajiya Maryam Bindow was accompanied by Deputy Governor's wife Mrs. Florence Martins Babale, wife of speaker state House of Assembly, wives of Hon. Commissioners, Heads of service, ALGON Chairman Alhaji Muhammad Chubado, APC women leaders and staff from ministry of women Affairs.