Gov Fintiri Launches Business Wallet, Empowers 10,000 Women
By Ibrahim Abubakar, Yola
An empowerment programme tagged ‘Fintiri Business Wallet’ was formally launched in Adamawa State on Tuesday with 10,000 benefitting women in the first category who received 50,000 grant each.
The Business Wallet is expected to empower at least 20,000 women petty traders and another 30,000 Youths annually with the cash to either support or start up trading.
Speaking at the event in Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola Governor Umaru Fintiri said the programme is a point where about 3 cardinal items on the administration 11-Point Agenda converge.
He said the significance of the event is a further reinforcement of the ingenious
belief that the instrument for poverty alleviation must be institutional in both
concept and operation.
The Commissioner of Entrepreneurship Development, Hon. James Iliya said recently the government has empowered 492 cooperative societies with over 4000 beneficiaries among others.
He said the micro and small businesses would no doubt stimulate growth of the state asking the women to reciprocate the gesture by reelecting Governor Fintiri in this Saturday’s election.
The Head of PAWECA, Aisha Bawa Bello said since 2019, the present administration has been conducting series of empowerment programmes across the state.
Aisha stressed that this category of empowerment was just the beginning as Governor Fintiri has approved 2.4 billion naira for the welfare of youths and women in 2023.