Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, stated that poverty was one of the major reason why people embrace vices like terrorism kidnapping and begging in Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari stated this when she presented empowerment packs to 1,250 women and youths from the six Area council of the Federal Capital Territory at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The first lady asked Nigerians to decide this weekend, “whether the poor should become poorer and the rich richer or we have a society where the gap begins to be reduced.”
Speaking at the occasion, the Director General of the National Directorate for Employment, NDE, Dr.Nasir Mohammed Argungu, thanked the wife of the president for her support to the directorate.
He said since 2014 to 2015, the revenue allocation to the agency has not changed, noting however, that the agency was able to train 861,234 women and youths from 2015 to date, compared with 4,832 trained in 2014/15.
The programme was organised by NDE in collaboration with The Future Assured initiative of the wife of the President and Defence and Police officers wives association (DEPOWA).
The beneficiaries who were drawn from the six local government areas of Abuja went home with cosmetology starter packs worth N40.000 forty thousand naira and cash.