The President and Founder of Maryam Abacha American University and Franco-British International University, Kaduna, Prof Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, has empowered 100 indigent women with N50,000 each.
The support was given to the beneficiaries by Professor Adamu Gwarzo Foundation after undergoing training on make-up in Kano on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Gwarzo, who is also the President of the Association of Private Universities of Africa urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the money to establish their businesses in order to be self-reliant, adding that the children of the poor could achieve their aspirations in life if they utilise the time and opportunities given to them.
He also advised the women that received the training to try as much as possible to extend the training to other women who did not have the opportunity to attend the training as it is the only way they could be self-reliant for sustainable development in the country.
Maryam Isah, who is one of the trainees said the money would give them the opportunity to establish the business on what they were trained, adding that lack of start-up capital was one of the major challenges confronting most of the trainees.
However, in his remarks, the Director of Foundation, Dr Musa Abdullahi Sufi, said empowerment is part of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility.
He said the foundation had been able to support individuals and communities in different ways especially in the areas of education, health and women and youths empowerment as well as providing social amenities within and outside Kano State and beyond.
Each of the women was presented with a certificate of attendance and N50,000 cash.
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