Forty-five year-old bean cake (akara) seller, Amina Abdullahi, has been recognised by an NGO, the Katsina Forum, for the “merritorious service” she has been redenring to the people of Katsina State.
In recognition of her activities, the Forum had showered her with N100,000 at a ceremony which took place in Katsina on Saturday.
Thirty other persons were also rewarded by the Forum with cash and car for delivering good services to the people of the state.
Kannywood Hausa movie actor, Lawal Ahmed, also got a car.
Chairman of Katsina Forum, Malam Muttaqah Darman, said the awardees were carefully selected from different sectors of business in Katsina.
Darman, former Executive Secretary of Petroleum Technology Development Fund, said, “The idea is to encourage them to continue providing good services to Katsina residents.
“The awardees are people who are providing services to other people with the aim of earning a living.
“We selected traders, artisans, vulcanisers, bricklayers, physicians, nurses, journalists and companies that provide quality services to the people of Katsina.
“Many of the awardees are young men and we want to use the awards to encourage unemployed youths to establish their own businesses.”
Darman called on the youths to engage in small scale businesses.
He said youths were the back bone of every society and advised them to set up small businesses with small capital.
NAN recalls that Katsina Forum had also been organising lectures and seminars with the aim of educating youths to embrace entrepreneurship. (NAN)