Zamfara State Government has unveiled Empowerment Programme for IDPs Empowerment Centres across the 14 Local Government Areas of the state.

In a Press Release signed by the Director Information
Ministry Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Bashir Kabiru Ahmad, revealed that, Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammad, who inaugurated the programme says his administration resolved to prioritise on the IDPs Empowerment Centres taking into cognisance to his firm commitments to the welfare of IDPs in the state.

Governor Bello Matawalle explained that his administration through the Ministry Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is committed towards improving the livelihood of the IDPs and Vulnerable People particularly women and children.

He said for the distribution of the Empowerment Items to the Centres, stakeholders committees were set up with a view to ensuring proper coordination and sustainability.

The Governor who was represented by Zamfara State Commissioner Of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Fa’ika M. Ahmad said the items provided to empower the IDPs includes Industrial Machines, Sewing Machines, Tricycle Machines, Grinding Machines, Dignity Kits, Food and non-food items.

He maintained that the event was the second of its kind where IDPs and vulnerable persons have been empowered for self-reliance.

However, the Governor told the gathering that the State Government will ensure monitoring and evaluation of how the items will be managed.

On his part, Malam Halliru Garba who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed appreciation to the Zamfara State Government, thanked Governor Matawalle and the Ministry Of Humanitarian Affairs for finding them worthy to benefit from the noble gesture.