By; MKPUMA ENYINNA, Abakaliki
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has empowered over 8,000 Ebonyians with 1.2 billion Naira grant.
Governor Umahi made the commitment in the event marking Nigeria’s 62 Independence anniversary and 26 years for the creation of the state at Pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium on Saturday.
Governor Umahi recounted with joy, series of empowerment programmes already carried by his administration to boost the capacity of people of the state.
According to the governor, the empowerment is designed to alleviate poverty in the state and make unemployed Ebonyians self-reliant.
Also, all the communities in Ebonyi State received 10 million Naira each for rural development.
The governor therefore, urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money for their own well-being
Umahi further stated that the main celebration of anniversary will start from December 14 to 22, 2022 which shall be done partly at the new stadium and the international airport.
“In the next few months of our administration, we shall do more to empower our people and engage them to find business opportunities in our critical infrastructure.
“We shall assist our people through financial empowerment and mentorship programmes that are geared towards reinforcing their livelihood.
“We have flagged-off Ebonyi Cares Empowerment Programme, targeting micro, small and medium enterprises, small holder farmers and public and civil servants who may wish to take advantage of the second address policy of our administration to go into farming.
“Today, we shall use the opportunity of this celebration to flag-off the second phase of the State empowerment programme. We shall empower youths and women drawn from different categories of groups. We promise to continue to put smiles on the faces of our people until we handover on May 29th 2023 when we shall be anchoring gloriously.”