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Zamfara to distribute 1,000 tricycles on Democracy Day:

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Zamfara to distribute 1,000 tricycles on Democracy Day:

NEWISSUES, Abuja

By Khalifa Ja’afar Gusau

Zamfara State Government says it will distribute 1,000 tricycles to youths in the 14 local government areas of the state on May 29 as part of activities to celebrate the third anniversary of the administration.

 

The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Birnin-Magaji, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Gusau that the tricycles would be given as soft loans to the

beneficiaries.

 

He said the gesture was aimed at empowering the beneficiaries and reduce the stress faced by women using commercial motorcycles.

 

He said the gesture would also help to provide employment to the beneficiaries and reduce poverty in the state.

 

Birnin-Magaji said the government spent over N400m to purchase the tricycles.

 

He urged the beneficiaries to ensure proper use of the tricycles as they were meant to improve their well-being.

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