The World Bank has concluded arrangement to empower about 1,100 entrepreneurs in Kaduna as part of effort to make them self reliant.
This was disclosed by the Head of the apex bank task team on commercial agricultural development project, Adama Ture, during a one-day stakeholders meeting for beneficiaries organised by Kaduna State Commercial Agricultural Development Project.
Ture remarked that the beneficiaries would be empowered on different agricultural practices like fishing, poultry and dairy.
Also speaking at the occasion, the state coordinator of the project, Dalhatu Mustapha said the project was aimed at eradicating poverty .
He charged the beneficiaries to make use of the programme so as to add value to their lives.
Declaring the workshop open, the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-rufai, represented by the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Daniel Manzo, urged beneficiaries not to see the assistance as a way of living in flamboyant lifestyle.
‘It is not an opportunity for you to buy a car or marry another wife, but an opportunity for you to create the mindset of moving from your present level to the next level.
‘If you build on this opportunity, you can surpass Dangote. You know Dangote didn’t just get to where he is, he had to start from somewhere. So the only person that can stop you from achieving this dream is you”.