The First Lady of Bauchi state,(Dr) Aisha Bala Mohammed, yesterday, came under fire for alledgedly distributing bags of pure water to women in the state as empowerment items.
But a different account of the event shows that Muhammed, distributed other empowerment items including the bags of pure water which was as a result of the demand of the receivers.
Vanguard Newspapers reported that the philanthropic gesture was carried out under the First Lady Foundation, Al-Muhibbah.
theparrot.ng gathered that yesterday’s gesture was meant to support women start-ups in Bauchi state who had earlier shown interest in establishing their personal business .
The beneficiaries were said to have expressed interest in different business types including flour grinding and sales of pure water.
Thus, they were handed over empowerment materials based on their request which explained the picture of pure water that circulated on the social media.
Some of them were also trained on skills of interest while some others received cash.
Al-Muhibbah Foundation was established 13 years ago with offices located across the regions of Nigeria and in Ohio State in the United States of America.
Report says Muhammed has used the foundation for philanthropy over the years to benefit community women and children.
The foundation is a non-governmental organisation established to serve as means of an integrated life support for the general wellbeing of the less privileged in the society, especially women, children and the youth, addressing their problems and needs.
Al-Muhibbah Foundation implements its activities at the grass root level using community based approach.
Having reached out to the women in rural area, the Foundation also extended its gesture to residents of Alkaleri local government in Bauchi state.
It went ahead to commission a skill acquisition centre for fifty women in sewing, knitting, salon services and computer education to expose women to the world of technology.
Also yesterday’s event the foundation flagged off a Not Too Late to Learn Program for older women to get them back to school.