Senator Al-Makura Empowers 2000 Constituents
Senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial district and immediate past Governor of the state, Umaru Almakura, Wednesday, advised residents of his constituency to continue to respect social distancing and stay at home order as COVID-19 spreads.
He gave the advised while disturbing N10,000 micro loan to 2,000 beneficiaries in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.
Almakura said people should continue to follow government directives in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus,in the state.
He said the ongoing lockdown imposed on the people of Nasarawa state and other government policies on COVID-19 were government efforts meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Senator stated that the disbursement was apt owing to the challenges bedeviling the country and the world at large, occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19.
He said,” I believe these support will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of our people who are less privilege to have the way-withal in boosting their small businesses.
Also speaking at the event, the Nasarawa state coordinator NDE, Alhaji Dauda Ease, said the aim of the programme was to disburse micro loans to 2000 beneficiaries in Nasarawa state.