Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday released N100 million and working tools to 5,340 tailors to enhance their businesses.
The tailors are operating under an Amalgamated Tailoring Association based in Maiduguri.
A statement by the spokesman of the governor, Mallam Isa Gusau, said 2,000 received N50,000 each while another 2,000 got sewing machines each.
Another 200 tailors received industrial machines, 40 other got embroidery machines, while another 100 were given electric generators.
“The presentation was made during a brief ceremony held at the multi-purpose hall of the government house, Maiduguri on Sunday.
“Zulum announced that Sunday’s intervention was for a first batch as more associations of tailors from across the 27 local government areas will be supported,” the statement added.
“We have distributed N100m through the Borno Renaissance Mico-Finance Bank to 2,000 tailors with another 3,340 receiving different types of working tools that include, industrial machines, butterfly sewing machines, designing machines and electrical generator sets.”
“We will want other tailoring associations to compile list of members from all the 27 local government areas that have not benefited from today’s distribution, so that we support them our 2nd and 3rd distribution exercise,” Zulum was quoted saying in the statement.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of Borno Renaissance Micro-Finance Bank, Dr Bello Ibrahim, urged the beneficiaries to make proper use of the intervention for maximum result.
The event was attended by Borno APC chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori, and the party’s candidate for Borno Central Senatorial Election, Barr. Kaka Shehu Lawan, both of whom supported Governor Zulum during presentation to the 5,340 beneficiaries.