Buni Support Over 200 Orphans with N500,000 as start Up Capital

Buni Support Over 200 Orphans with N500,000 as start Up Capital

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Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, today has supported 200 orphans with five hundred thousand (N500,000) each cross the 17 Local government Area of the State.

Gov. Buni said the gesture was to assist the orphans with a little start-up capital to be introduced to skill acquisition and self-reliance at a very early stage in life to boost the economy of the state.

“It is our hope that this assistance will add value to your lives and future” Gov. Buni prayed.

The orphans whose age ranges between 9-14 years cut across the 17 LGAs of the state are the beneficiaries.

Speaking, the Coordinator of the programme whose doubles as Special Adviser to Governor. Mai Mala Buni on Religious Affairs, Ustaz Babagana Malam Kyari, said this is the first time orphans in the state were supported in such a large number to be self independent and support other members of their families.

He stated that the gesture by the Governor would reduce the menace of street begging especially among orphans who have no breadwinners in the family to curtain high rate of drug abuse among the teeming youths.

Kyari also, called on guardians of the orphans to support them and ensure judicious use of the resources.

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