By News Desk
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has disbursed N10.4 million to 52 women who were leaders from tAll Progressive Congress (APC), in Kwara on Sunday.
Saraki, who is the representative of four local governments of Asa, Ilorin South, Ilorin West and Ilorin East at the senate, empowered the 52 women leaders from the Kwara Central District, with each women given the sum of N200, 000.
The move by the Senate President, came few days after offsetting a 20 months’ salary arrears owed 220 traditional chiefs by three local government areas in his constituency.
Presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries at the Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s (ABS) Constituency Office, Ilorin, the ABS Director General, Musa Abdullahi said Saraki doled out the money to assist the women boost their businesses and trades.
He said the senate president held women in high esteem because of their positive contributions to the economy for which he said they deserved to be encouraged.
Abdullahi advised the beneficiaries to use the money for the intended purpose to enhance their standard of living.
In her remark, a chieftain of the party, Muslimat Ibrahim urged the women leaders to reciprocate the gesture by being loyal to the senate president and the party.
She advised the beneficiaries to be weary of the antics of some politicians who would only come around during election period to seek their votes.