|Gov Tambuwal giving a beneficiary the cheque|
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, says the state government will provide soft loans worth N250 million to 25, 000 women across the state.
Mr Tambuwal spoke in Yabo local government area of the state when he presented cheques to 120 women as part of constituency empowerment programme of the Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly, Mr Bello Garba Yabo.
A comprehensive list of the beneficiaries, with the mode of business they are engaged in, has been compiled by the Sokoto State Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SOSMDA), he said.
The Governor also said similar gesture will be extended to farmers, youth groups and other members of the public.
In an interview with journalists on the sideline of the event, Mr Tambuwal said he believes creating job opportunities, especially through construction, and injection of more money into the economy remains a sure way out of the current recession in the country.