No fewer than thirty-four thousand (34000) vulnerable women from thirty-four local governments' area of Katsina State have been empowered by the AlikoDangote Foundation. It was established that the foundation gave a whopping sum of N10 billion micro-grants to the women.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony in Batagarawa Local Government in Katsina State, AlhajiAminu Bello Masari and other top government officials, noted that the recipients are drawn from each of the state’s 34 local government areas, with each woman receiving N10,000,00each.
Chairman of ADF, AlikoDangote, explained that the Foundation had in 2012 earmarked N10 billion for the empowerment of vulnerable women in the 774 Local governments in the country. He added that so far about 360,000 women from Kano, Lagos, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, Niger, Sokoto and Nasarawa States representing 40% have benefitted.
Dangote stressed that the micro-grants programme is a major component of the Economic Empowerment pillar of the Foundation providing disadvantaged and vulnerable women with a one-off, unconditional N10,000,00 cash transfer to boost their household income generation.