His Excellency, Zamfara State Executive Governor, Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle (Matawallen Maradun) has flagged off the distribution of Cash grant of N81 million to 229 unemployed youths in the state.
The distribution ceremony was held at the Fadama office Samaru, Gusau.
The cash grant was presented to the 229 youths as support to Fadama Graduate unemployed youths and women to facilitate self reliance.
The 229 Beneficiaries were drawn from across the14 local Government areas of the state who are engaged in Poultry, Fish Farming, livestock and crops production.
He announced that the money disbursed to the beneficiaries is a grant not a loan and the gesture will provide capital base to the state unemployed teeming youths to venture into profitable businesses that will make them self reliant and contributors to the economy of the state.
He urged the beneficiaries to utilize the grant for their human development so that at the end they can also employ others.
Governor Matawalle also stated that his government will continue to collaborate with development partners in the area of Agriculture and other related services that have direct bearing to the common man.
He added that, counterpart funding of programs that will boost the state economy will be accompanied by timely release in order to avail more resources from outside the state for the well being of the citizens.
YUSUF IDRIS G
Director General Press Affairs, Government House, Gusau.