We’ve empowered 10,000 vulnerable groups – Says CEO of Mamman Vatsa Foundation
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mamman Vatsa Foundation (MVF) Hajiya Hadiza Mamman Vatsa, said over 10,000 vulnerable groups were empowered across the 36 states and the FCT since the establishment of the foundation in 2010.
Vatsa, while speaking with newsmen during her visit to the national hospital Abuja, over the weekend where she donated baby items, including post-natal, clothes, wrappers and undisclosed cash to Mrs Ayuba John, who delivered sextuplets at the hospital.
She said apart from empowering women including windows of the deceased military officers who died in active service in Borno and Yobe states with sewing /grinding machines, hair dressing machines as well as cash donations to some of them to engage on any petty trading of their choices.
According to her, she decided to established the foundation in memory of her late husband, General Mamman Vatsa, of the Nigerian Army.Kogi Poly confers Bello 4 others with Fellowship awards
She added that the foundation has also empowered the para-military and law enforcement agencies in the society, which she said will promote peace and development in the country.
“And aside that, the foundation has been able to visit many Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) especially in far north of Borno and Yobe states where we also donated food stuffs and cash to both women and men that were displaced by Boko -haram,,she said.
She further disclosed that the foundation had last week paid scholarships for 65 indigents students of the University of Abuja, that are studying various courses at the institution.
Vatsa, however, called on government and the international community to intensify efforts to end insurgency in the north -east and other parts of the country.
She, therefore, said the foundation will continue to partner with government and other stakeholders in order to address the challenges the windows, orphans and other vulnerable groups across the country.