Over the weekend, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, carried out an empowerment programme for Tea sellers otherwise known as Masu Shayi in the state. While delivering a speech at the empowerment programme held in the state capital, Governor Ganduje, told guests at the ceremony that his administration spent N208 million to buy Noodles, Tea, Kettles, Beverages, liquid and powdered milk, baskets, cups, nylon bags, spaghetti, and other materials needed by the 5,200 Masu Shayi (tea sellers) that were empowered.
Distributing the items to the beneficiaries drawn from the 44 local government areas in the state, Governor Ganduje said each of them would also receive N40,000 cash as take-off capital.
According to him, “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.”
He advised the teachers to keep a high standard of hygiene by always wearing hand gloves while carrying out their trade.