Arewa group moves to alleviate poverty in region

The Arewa  Development Support Initiative (ADSI) a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) focused on revitalising the north said it is set to fix the damage inflicted on all the Arewa states, and alleviate poverty from the region.

Its Founder, Khuraira Musa, stated this while briefing the media Thursday in Abuja, calling on northerners particularly its members to explore their intellectual abilities and financial strength for the growth of the region.

Musa expressed her commitment to the wellbeing of children, women and youths, saying this propelled her into activism and collaborations with many groups on social media.

“Unfortunately most of  these groups have not brought the desired change in the region as their discussions are basically blame game and Lamentations,” she said.

She noted that though the government has a major role to play in solving issues in the states, the role of citizens cannot be overemphasized.

“After five years of trying to be heard through different channels, I decided to create the Arewa Development platform and invited individuals of like minds to join in rebuilding Arewa for all regardless of their political affiliation, ethnicity or religion.

” We all have a common goal since we are in this together and if Arewa sinks, we all sink in it. With that, ADSI was created and it comprises of people with best interest for Arewa ,” she said.

Musa further disclosed that the group had started activities tagged “touching lives” with Benue and Zamfara states where they paid hospital bills for a lot of people and empowered many more.

She added that the project is financed through the contributions of its members, adding that the group intends to raise more funds through donations from well-meaning Nigerians.

“If two million northerners out of the over ten million on them gives #2,000 each for instance, we will be able to get enough fund to take care of our projects. We are working towards totally eradicating poverty to creating jobs for people in the region,” she stressed.

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