Mr Abubakar Suleiman, Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly has disbursed N5 million to 500 unemployed youths to enable them to engage in productive activities.
Sulieman, (PDP Ningi Constituency) distributed monies to indigent constituents as part of comprehensive youths and women empowerment initiative.
Mr Abdul Burra, the Spokesman of the speaker made the disclosure in an interview with Nigeria News Agency , on Wednesday in Bauchi.
Burra said the beneficiaries were carefully selected in the eleven wards in the area, adding that the scope of the programme would be expanded to mobilise participation.
He said that 200 females received N5, 000 each while 300 their male counter part got N10, 000 each, respectively.
Burra said the disbursement committee set up by the speaker would monitor the beneficiaries to ensure effective utilisation of the monies to achieve the expected positive impact on them.
According to him, about 100 youth will be train on vocational and skill acquisition programme designed to expose the trainees to weaving, pomade processing , leather work and computer literacy.
The spokesman added that the speaker also engaged 10 unemployed qualified health personnel to serve as casual workers of the General Hospital, Ningi.
He said: “They are placed on a N10, 000 monthly stipend while several boreholes and hand pumps were procured to enhance access to clean water in the area”.