Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State said on Monday that his administration has concluded plans to empower 8,610 widows across the state.
Speaking on Monday in Dutse, the state capital, Badaru said that the beneficiaries would be given two she-goats and one he-goat to rear and that widows would be given the breed that gives birth to three off-springs twice a year because of their economic value.
He said between 25 and 30 widows would be selected from each of the 287 wards in the state to benefit from the programme.
According to him, the gesture would go a long way in assisting the women in taking care of their children in terms of feeding and schooling.
The governor said the beneficiaries would not face difficulties in finding feeds for the animals as rural dwellers.