At least 500 women and youths in Adamawa State received empowerment materials from the wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Saturday.

Materials like tricycles, fish farming tank, spaghetti making machine, grinding machine as well as sewing machines were distributed to the women and youths in the three senatorial districts of Adamawa.

Presenting the materials at the Presidential Lodge, Yola, Mrs Buhari said the gesture was part of her desire to support women and youths in Nigeria to be economically self-reliant.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the wife of the president also donated undisclosed amount of money to tea and spice meat vendors to boost their businesses.

Mrs Buhari, who presented certificates to 20 persons who acquired fish farming skills, said the gesture was also aimed at empowering the less privileged Nigerians.

She urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the items, to enable them to empower other less privileged individuals.

In her address of welcome, the wife of the Adamawa State Governor, Mrs Maryam Bindow, expressed gratitude to the wife of the president for identifying with people of Adamawa.

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According to her, the gesture symbolises how beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.

"Let me call on all beneficiaries to reciprocate it by being honest participants in the project of nation building in peace and unity," she said.

Some of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the wife of the president for donating the items.

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