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APC to raise N1b for poverty eradication in Plateau

2015-02-03 20:04
Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Jos - The Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it would on Sunday, launch a N1 billion poverty eradication fund for alleviation of poverty among youths and women in the state.

The is contained in a statement by the party’s Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Saddiq Sumbelep on Tuesday in Jos.

Sumbelep said that the fund would be realised from the retailing one million cans of Pepsi Cola soft drink at a special price.

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He explained that APC had a pact with the Jos branch of the company that made the soft drink ‘’to supply the party one million cans of its product to be retailed at N1,000 each to generate the sum of N1 billion".

He said that the event scheduled for Lamonde Hotel, Jos was in support of the party’s ‘’Masses- Oriented Poverty Eradication and Peaceful Society Initiative’’.

Sumbelep said that beneficiaries of the fund who would be granted interest free loans would be drawn from APC Micro Finance Cooperative Society Ltd, and registered voters with permanent voter card. 

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