Kano govt mulls goat empowerment for rural women

Kano State Government said it was planning to empower women in the rural areas with goats, cows and sheep to cushion the current economic hardship.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf made the disclosure on Wednesday at the state’s executive council meeting held at the Government House, Kano.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature, quoted the Governor as saying that grains worth N1.6 billion has been purchased for distribution to the masses as palliative for petrol subsidy removal.

Further, the Governor was qouted as requesting the Federal Government to increase the palliative allocations to Kano given the large population size compare to other states.

He said: “…We’ve purchased grains worth 1.6 billion naira from the Federal Government comprising millet, maize and rice and contrary to other states who are going to sell at subsidize rate, our own is going to be distributed free.

”The Governor said the state government is working out on a plan to very soon provide Cows, Sheep and goats to empower women especially those in the rural areas for self reliance and economic prosperity.”

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