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NDE, NERI empower 150 widows of fallen heroes in Yobe

The National Directorate of Employment NDE; with support from Northeast Regional Initiatives NERI has empowered 150 widows of the fallen heroes who died fighting the…

The National Directorate of Employment NDE; with support from Northeast

Regional Initiatives NERI has empowered 150 widows of the fallen heroes who died fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state.

The 150 beneficiaries, which included other vulnerable widows, were selected across Geidam and Yunusari local government areas of the state.

Flagging the distribution of the starter pack symbolically at the end

of the training, the Chairman of Geidam local government council, represented by the Director Personnel Management, Modu Nanami said, NERI had empowered thousands of its citizens since inception of its operations.

The Yobe State Coordinator of the NDE, Hajiya Mairo Aliyu Betara, told newsmen that, 150 widows underwent training in different areas of specialization which at the end, the support group provided them with starter packs.

She pleaded with the beneficiaries not to sell the items, but use them as source of income to their families.

They were trained on tailoring, oil processing, soft drink business and food processing, among others.

The items included refrigerators, generators, sewing machines, bags of maize, beans and groundnut and grinding machines.

Some of the beneficiaries; Hajja Kaka Lawan and Paulina Sunday, who spoke to Kanem Trust, thanked the NDE and NERI for coming to their aid promising not to sell the items they received but use them to help their families.

 

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