Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State launched the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme, KEEP, in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas of the state.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Bala said the programme will empower youths and women for the economic development of Bauchi State.
He expressed satisfaction with the positive impact the programme has had and appreciated the massive turnout and support by the citizens.
He added that his administration will sustain the program to ensure effective its success.
Governor Bala appealed to beneficiaries to make good use of the items saying that his administration is committed to uplifting the living conditions of the people of the state.
Also speaking, the State First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed said the empowerment will go a long way in curbing poverty and indolence in the state.
In their separate remarks, Chairmen of the two LGAs Iliya Habila, Danjuma Mazadu commended Governor Bala for initiating the empowerment program.
The occasion had in attendance the Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela, the Speaker, BAHA, Honorable Abubakar Y. Sulaiman, the SSG, honorable commissioners among others