FCT disburses N2.5m to Small Business Owners

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Over 250 indigent women in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, have received cash grants of N10,000 each to boost their small scale businesses.

Presenting the grants to beneficiaries in Abuja, the Zonal Secretary, North Central, of the All Progressives Congress, Yakubu Muhammed Adamu, said the global economic crisis calls for more intervention for women, as they are more likely to transfer the benefits to their families.

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Adamu who said the initiative was an annual project which began nine years ago, added that it has so far supported over a thousand women and widows in the community, while empowering them with capital and skills that can enable them become self reliant.

In her remarks, the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu, commended Mr Adamu for the initiative to empower women whom she described as “critical to political success.”