FG Distributes Empowerment Tools To Victims Of Insurgency In Adamawa

By Tom Garba, Yola

Federal Government has distributes empowerment tools to associations and victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa.

Presenting the materials which comprised grinding machines, water pumps, tricycles, wheel chairs and block moulding machines at a ceremony in Yola, the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Mr Babacir Lawal, said the gesture was to assist them with something to depend on as they pick up their lives once again.

Lawal who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, Alhaji Ibrahim Bapetel, said government was concern about the welfare of displaced persons that were now returning home and would continue to take steps to ameliorate their sufferings.

He tasked beneficiaries not to sale the items but to make maximum use of the items to generate revenue for their benefit and that of their communities.

Also speaking at the occasion, Rep Abdulrahman Shuaibu of Mubi/Maiha Federal Constituency and his counterpart of Gombi/Hong Constituency, Rep Yusuf Buba, lauded the measures being taken by federal government and its agencies in assisting victims of insurgents in the state.

They urged those who did not get any of the empowerment tools for now to exercise patience and wait for their turn very soon, adding that whenever the 2016 budget was passed into law Nigerians would see changes for the better.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Rosana Moses, thanked government and promised that beneficiaries would use the tools for their good and that of their communities.

Over 1,000 people including associations such as Muslim Council, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Tricycle Riders Association benefitted in the exercise.