OrderPaperToday – A total of 526 persons from 20 local government areas of Bauchi State have been blessed with N100,000.00 each by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

The donation, which followed the completion of an empowerment programme by the beneficiaries organized by the Speaker, is for the beneficiaries to start businesses of their own.

The cheques were presented alongside certificate of course completion to the participants who were taught how to add value to food crops such as beans and rice and how to package them properly to earn improved income.

Speaking at the event, Dogara said the programme is part of his efforts to reduce poverty at the grassroots, saying no democracy can succeed when poverty thrives.

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