Philip Aduda, a senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has empowered over 2000 indigenes of Bwari and Municipal Area Council, with grants for skill acquisition.
Represented by his wife, Mrs Hauwa Aduda, the lawmaker said the gesture was in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN to empower women and youths with some grants to enable them start businesses of their choice.
The Senator said the grants was meant to empower the FCT indigenes who want to start small business for self reliance and for the development of the economy.
“I decided that since FCT is the capital of Nigeria, there was the need to encourage some of our youths and women with grants for self reliance.
“I urge them to utilise the grants given to them to Start businesses that would help and encourage them to carter for themselves and family.
“The gesture has been replicated to other area councils to alleviate the suffering of the people in FCT,” he said.
He therefore, urged the beneficiaries of the grant to ensure they utilised the grants to start businesses that would help them become self-reliant.