SMEs: Gov Yusuf empowers 465 streets hawkers in Kano

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf distributing cash empowerment to street hawkers, at the Coronation Hall of Government House Kano, on Wednesday June 5, 2024. He says they hawk to earn their lawful living, no matter how small, and to avoid crimes and criminalities.

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By KEMI KASUMU

Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has Wednesday empowered street hawkers totalling 465 with capital of N50,000 each drawn from nine clusters within Kano metropolis.

This, according to Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa,  Spokesman to the Governor, was done in a bid to improve small scales trading.

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Bature made the new gesture of his principal toward this class of traders known in a statement made available to newsmen at an event that was held at Coronation Hall, Government House Kano and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER, on Saturday June 5, 2024.

The groups of the beneficiaries are known to specialispe in hawking car decorations, accessories, kitchen utensils among others as they could be seen hovering around junctions determining to earn decent living conveniently to avoid reckless path of crimes, violence or drug addiction.

Delivering his address, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf said the empowerment was borne out of the priority his administration accords to vulnerable groups especially youth and women by improving their various trades and skills through occasional intervention for life sustenance.

Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf elucidated that recently Kano State Government empowered 5200 women with 50,000 naira each which is equivalent to 26 million, and the initiative had started yielding positive results as the socio-economic status of the beneficiaries has Increased.

Governor Yusuf said the beneficiaries are, “patriots who through thick and thin faced the challenges of poverty and deprivation by treading the path of honor, dignity and respect

“Notwithstanding the little turnover they make everyday from the undertakings they saved the little they earn over years and succeed in supporting their parents, relatives, establish families and even pursue educational dreams” explained the governor.

He urged them to make judicious utelization of the fund given to them to expand their respective businesses so that it will generate positive multiplier effect in the economy of the state.


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