The Senator representing Borno North, Mohammed Tahir Monguno, has shared the cash sum of N40 million to his constituents through a skills acquisition program.
The 800 beneficiaries were empowered by the Senator in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMIDP).
The beneficiaries underwent a three-day training on soap making and groundnut processing which commenced on Thursday and ended on Saturday.
The Senator shared N50,000 to each of the 800 beneficiaries as capital in addition to the certificates they received.
The closing ceremony of the training was attended by stakeholders including the former chairman of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, Bukar Sulum Zowo and Sheikh Mohammed Ali Gajiram.
Others were Lawan Zanna Dowoshi, Lawan Ba'ana, Lawan Zanna, Modu Kurre Ngamdu, All Progressives Congress (APC) LGA Party chairmen of Marte, Monguno and other LGAs, Lawan Dumba, Chairman Zulum Mandate Group, Alhaji Malum Bulin and Aja Zarma Marte.
The representative of the National Commission for Refugees, commended the senator for the support, urging the constituents to make good use of the training received and pray for the senator.
"Sen. Monguno deserves tremendous support and prayers from his constituents for bringing such human capital development during this hardship.
"Most of the other senatorial districts in Nigeria were looking for such a program but they couldn't get it, therefore, I urge you to put the training received into reality and you will be men and women of yourselves shortly," the commission said.
On his part, Senator Monguno stressed the importance of the skills learnt to the improvement of the economy.
"Human capital development is the most rapid advancement to develop the standard way of living of our grassroots masses.
"Again, such skills acquisition training will go a long way in improving our economy when fully practised.
"Therefore, kindly use the skills acquired and the start-up package judiciary for your usefulness and others," he said.