Talking of Nigeria women empowerment, the Aliko Dangote Foundation is set to support 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion.
Premium Times reports that the foundation said the aid will be provided before the end of 2019 as part of its effort in ameliorating poverty through women empowerment.
The foundation has reportedly commenced identification of eligible beneficiaries and will empower “23,000 women in Sokoto, 34,000 women in Katsina, 21,000 women in Kebbi and 28,000 women in Zamfara.”
So far, 334,500 women and youths have benefited from the programme across Kano, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Lagos, Nasarawa and Niger states.
According to the report, “the scheme provides recipients with a one-time, un-conditional N10,000.00 cash grant to meet immediate household consumption and economic needs. As far as possible, participants also receive training tailored to bolster their income-generating activities which are critical for the welfare of millions of Nigerians.
“Beneficiaries of this programme are evenly selected from the target communities with primary consideration for vulnerable women, food distressed household with infant or children under-five year old, disabled, divorcee, widow with multiple dependents, extremely poor residents in these communities.”