Jonathan’s ex-aide em­pow­ers the un­der­priv­i­leged

The Punch - - NEWS - Ted Odogwu, Kano

Aformer spe­cial ad­viser on Agri­cul­ture to ex-pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan, Sen­a­tor Baraka Sani, has or­gan­ised a fundraiser to sup­port the un­der­priv­iledged in so­ci­ety.

On the oc­ca­sion, mil­lions of naira was raised, which she promised to chan­nel to the un­der­priv­i­leged.

Sanni said, “The event is part of my con­tri­bu­tion as a so­cial ser­vice provider, to al­le­vi­ate the suf­fer­ings of the down­trod­den in so­ci­ety. The wise among the ben­e­fi­cia­ries will use the funds to es­tab­lish small-scale busi­nesses to eco­nom­i­cally em­power them­selves so as to be self-re­liant. The as­sis­tance is os­ten­si­bly to help to rein­te­grate them into so­ci­ety.’’

Sani, who is a for­mer Kano State com­mis­sioner for agri­cul­ture in Sen­a­tor rabiu Kwankwaso’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, said the money would en­able the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to es­tab­lish busi­nesses and stop de­pend­ing on gov­ern­ment for sur­vival.’’

Ac­cord­ing to the for­mer law­maker, the event, which was or­gan­ised by World­wide Ini­tia­tive for Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and Global health­care, which she heads, is the third in the se­ries. he said the ini­tia­tive was aimed at bail­ing out the un­der­priv­i­leged from the shack­les of poverty and trans­form them to self-suf­fi­ciency.

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