An NGO, Inara Foundation, has distributed livestock and fish farming materials to 100 internally displaced women in Borno.
Speaking at the distribution ceremony in Maiduguri on Thursday, Founder of the NGO, Hajiya Aisha Waziri, said the women were selected from various displaced persons camps in Maiduguri.
Waziri said the women underwent agro-business training programme under the “I produce” programme of the NGO.
“Those who trained for livestock fathening are to be given a cow, two rams and N20,000 for feeds.
“Those for fish farming will get 500 fingerlings, pond, and fish feeds supply for three months,” Waziri said.
She noted that the NGO which is receiving funding from Islamic Development Bank and internally generated revenue from its training programmes, would continue to focus on women and youths empowerment, particularly in areas of agriculture and education.
In her remarks at the occassion, the Borno Commissioner of Women Affairs, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, lauded the programme which she said was inline with the state government agenda.
Gambo urged other organisations and philanthropists to emulate the gesture in complementing government efforts.
Also speaking, member representing Jere Constituency in Borno Assembly, Alhaji Aji Kolo, lauded the development and urged beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by making maximum use of the opportunity to improve their lives.
A beneficiary, Binta Musa, expressed their gratitude Inara Foundation for the support and assured that they would not disappoint all those committed to assisting them to make it in life.