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Hundreds benefit from Kogi empowerment scheme

10 February 2015, 17:26

Kogi - More than 400 members of the community are poised to benefit from a programme Kogi State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, has initiated to empower locals.

The 415 people from seven Local Government Areas in the state have received motorcycles, generators, refrigerators, hairdryers, wheelchairs and vulcaniser pumps.

Other items distributed by the deputy governor are grinding machines, sewing machines, clippers, farmers spray, cooking stoves, electronic tool boxes and undisclosed cash.

He said the gesture was geared towards making citizens of the area self sustaining, economically empowered, enhance their livelihood and to be employers of labour if possible.

Also read: Nigeria loses out on youth empowerment scheme

Awoniyi said efforts to reach out to members of the society with such support were to assure the people that the state government was aware of their needs.

He assured that they will continue to do everything humanly possible to ensure that they provide for those in need in their individual and official capacities.

“Government is trying within the limited resources available to it to impact on the lives of the people,” he said.

Awoniyi also solicited support for President Goodluck Jonathan and all other People’s Democratic Party candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

“Such a gesture by the electorate of the districts will help consolidate the immense benefits made under the present administration in the country and in the state,” he added.

- CAJ News


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