Alhaji Balarabe Abdullahi Nguru, business mogul and philanthropist, will give N1 million each to 100 young people in Nguru, Yobe State, on Saturday (today) to help them launch and grow their businesses.
The kind act supports Balarabe’s empowerment campaign, which aims to reduce poverty in the state.
The teenagers are supposed to present their business concepts to the Emir of Nguru’s Palace for review and advice before the money is distributed to the intended recipients.
In acknowledgment of the consistent humanitarian efforts of Balarebe’s Foundation in the state, Governor Mai Mala Buni is also anticipated to lead a delegation to the event alongside a few APC chieftains.
Balarabe has previously built homes, given away scholarships to deserving students, and helped the less fortunate residents of Nguru by giving them food, clothing, and other charity.
“My dream Insha Allah is to create many influential and notable indigenes from Nguru,” Balarabe said of the N100 million empowerment, adding “We want to encourage hard work, entrepreneurial and trading skills among the youths especially. We won’t be here forever and so empowering the younger generation with the right attitude is the way forward. My hope is that they succeed so that they also can grow to empower others and gradually our town will become one with lots of privileged persons who can be the pride of our town and also reach out to others in the near future.
“The State and Federal Governments are doing their part at providing amenities. But these amenities, given the sporadic rise in our population across the country with limited earnings will not be sufficient. This means that such interventions and assistance where possible are necessary. And so it is for this reason and as far as my resources permit me, that to the best of my ability, I try to provide for my people no matter how little. And Insha Allah we will continue to try our best,” the Yobe-born philanthropist stated.