BY KHALID IDRIS DOYA, Bauchi
Four hundred beneficiaries of the skills acquisition training programme organised by the Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi Charitable Foundation have on graduation got a boost with the donation to them of N2 million by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Ibrahim Kassim.
Kassim, while making the donation said that it is to empower the beneficiaries to enhance their trades or economic activities.
The SSG who enumerated a number of development projects executed by the Kauran Bauchi Led administration in tailoring the needs of the electorates, called on the people generally to vote for the PDP in forthcoming gubernatorial election on 11th March, 2023.
Also in a goodwill message to the occasion, the wife of the governor, A’isha Bala Mohammed similarly empowered the beneficiaries with ten bags each of rice, maize, millet, beans, 20 bundles of women wrappers, as well as cash of one million naira.
A’isha, who was represented at the event by the wife of the State deputy governor, Amina Baba Tela called on beneficiaries of the training to vote for Governor Bala Mohammed for a second term in office.
She commended the chairman of the foundation, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi for establishing the body and prayed for his good health, as she eligible voters to vote for her husband in the 11th March polls.
Earlier in a welcome address, the State SUBEB chairman, Dr. Sirumbai Dahiru Bauchi expressed regret that past successive government’s in the state provided money as empowerment to the people only to spend then on priviolities.
He recalled that as a result of banditry activities, communal clashes, ethno-religious conflicts and other skirmishes, hundreds of wives and children lost their breadwinners.
Dr. Abubakar Sirimbai similarly donated one million naira to the 400 graduating skills acquisition training to boost their acquired skills and or trades.