By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has conducted a Vocational Skills Training and presentation of empowerment tools with inscription and logo for women and youth in Makarfi Local Government’Area of Kaduna State
The event held on Sunday December 6, 2020 at Shehu Idris School of Health Sciences, Makarfi, saw over 130 beneficiaries from Ungwan Kofar Kudu, Makarfi Ward empowered.
The empowerment was done in conjunction with Unique Executive Services Limited.
The beneficiaries were presented with start up kits which included sewing machines, water pumping machines, grinding machines.
His Highness, Sarkin Makarfi, Alhaji Kabiru Abdullahi Sada in his brief remarks, said that he was elated by the empowerment programme.
He said that Almighty Allah should bless the facilitator and the providers for the empowerment programme.
In his remarks, Chairman of the occasion, Dean Post Graduate School, Kaduna State University (KASU), Professor Yusha’u Ibrahim Ango said that the items for the empowerment were brought down to Makarfi all the way from Lagos.
He advised beneficiaries to put to judicious.use the items presented to them.
“Do not be tempted to sell off the items given to you at give away prices, but use it to earn a living that would be beneficial to your families and the larger society,” he charged.
For the farmers, use the items given to you, where you are getting 10 bags of harvests, you should be able to double it to 20 bags,” he added.
In his message, the facilitator of the empowerment programme, Honourable Samaila Aliyu expressed appreciation to the MD NPA, Dr. Hadiza Bala Usman, praying for God’s guidance and protection upon her.
As part of its contribution, Aslad group donated N10,000 to each of the beneficiaries.
Making the donation, Chairman of Aslad group, Alhaji Atiku Ruwandoruwa said that it was their modest contribution in ensuring smooth start of the beneficiaries.
Notable dignitaries at the event included, Governor Nasir el-Rufai represented by Alhaji Shehu Mohammed, Special Assistant Politics, Managing Director NPA, Dr. Hadiza Bala Usman, represented by Alhaji Aliyu Garba and Chairman Makarfi LGA, Engineer Kabiru Mu’azu Mayare.