Yobe State Government on Tuesday began the distribution of 1,780 goats to 890 women under the rural empowerment programme.
The State Governor, Mai Mala-Buni, said at the occasion in Gujiba that five women from each of the 178 wards in the state would receive two goats each.
He said the programme was aimed at raising the income level of the women and making them become self-reliant. to support their faimilies in the future.
Governor Buni said goats were chosen because of their high innate ability to reproduce and multiply within a short period.
He also warned the beneficiaries against selling the goats to solve immediate problems.
“These are investments into your future; you should also resist sugar-coated tongues of some husbands who may advise you to sell the goats immediately just to borrow the money”.
“You should allow the goats to multiply and support your family needs”. The Governor said.
KanyiDaily recalls that an aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had also distributed 12 donkeys and other items to empower youths of the state last month.