A total of 100 women selected from across the state have been empowered with skill acquisition equipment as part of the activities marking the 60th birthday of the Wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar Sunday.
While presenting the items to the beneficiaries at a ceremony held inside the Banquet Hall of the Bauchi Government House, Hadiza Mohammed explained that the gesture was aimed at showing gratitude to Allah for sparing her life to this moment by assisting the less privileged women.
According to her, the items donated included 30 sewing machines, 30 knitting Machines, 20 grinding machines as well as 20 embroidery machines explaining that five women were selected from each skills acquisition centres in parts of the state to receive the donation.
Also speaking, the State Governor and husband to the celebrant, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar hailed his Wife for celebrating the birthday with gifts presented to the less privileged women instead of organising parties where wives of politicians would come and dance and eat only.
He expressed government’s commitment to come up with more women empowerment programs adding that his administration has invested so many funds to assist youths and women through the Bauchi State Commission for Youth and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD).
We thank Allah for granting you long life and you were endowed with beautiful face and physique. I’m sure you can win a beauty contest if Islam had permitted women to participate in a beauty contest,” the Governor said jokingly to demonstrate his delight.