The National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, has empowered 75 people living with HIV/AIDS in Kano on three income-generating trades.
The Director-General, DG, of the agency, Dr Aliyu Gambo, stated this while presenting certificates to the beneficiaries in Kano on Friday.
Represented by a staff of the agency, Hafsat Gumel, ambo said the beneficiaries, drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state, were trained in confectionery, make-up and hairdressing.
He explained that the gesture was to enable them to become self-reliant and employers of labour.
The DG further stated it was part of the agency’s measures to bring HIV under control.
The NACA boss revealed that each of the participants was given N75,000 as economic empowerment package.
He also said that apart from the 75 women that would be given certificates, another set of men will also benefit from the gesture.
Earlier, one of the organizers of the programme, Fakaradeen Ahmad, urged the participants to make good use of the money and share the knowledge with others.
Amina Isa, who spoke on behalf of the participants, also thanked NACA and its partners for the gesture.