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Skills acquisition: Aduda empowers 2,000 FCT indigenes with grants

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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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.
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