Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said his administration has spent N208m to empower 5,200 tea sellers in the state.
Ganduje said this on Saturday while distributing empowerment items to the 5,200 tea sellers from the 44 local government areas of Kano State.
He distributed cartons of noodles, cocoa beverage, liquid and powdered milk, tea, crates of eggs, nylon and cups, baskets, brown and white sugar, spaghetti and bread.
Ganduje also said each of the beneficiaries would also receive N40,000 cash as take-off capital.
He said, “We are empowering 5,200 tea sellers. We are empowering them because we want to increase their economic well-being. We are empowering you to improve the economy of Kano.
“We are empowering you to improve sanitation in your services; we are empowering you to improve the nutritional value of your services; we are empowering you because of the multiplying effects of this kind of programme.”