Aliko Dangote Foundation has empowered a total of 16,000 women in all the 16 local governments area of Kwara State with N160m.
The foundation in a statement revealed this, stating that each of the women were given the sum of N10,000 each, to help boost their petty trade and also start new businesses in a funfair event held in Kwara State on Wednesday.
The deputy governor of the state, Kayode Alabi, who stood in for the governor, Abdulraham Abdulrasaq, lauded the ADF empowerment programme and described it as part of the key economic tools needed to boost the socio-economic activities of the rural areas and ultimately the state.
He said, “This empowerment programme will impact positively on the socioeconomic activity of our state. We don’t want people to come and unnecessarily populate the urban areas. We want to encourage people to stay in the rural areas and add value to the respective lives and also to the state economy.”