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Plateau legislator empowers disadvantaged peers

20 October 2014, 08:03 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - More than 1 000 less privileged people in the North Senatorial zone of Plateau State are set to benefit from the multi-million Naira empowerment programme the Senator Gyang Nyam Shom Pwajok is initiating.

Among those poised to benefit include traders, artisans, farmers, cultural groups, politicians, widows and youths.

Confirming the report,  the legislator's spokesperson, Chuwang Dung,  said arrangements were already in top gear for the public distribution of the items which is scheduled for Thursday this week at the Jos Polo field.

Dung added that the programme was aimed at creating opportunities for the less privileged to participate in the economy and improve their earning potential and assist their families fight their way out of poverty.

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“This initiative is part of effort put in place by Senator Pwajok to increase small and medium scale enterprises among people of his constituency, thus improving the quality of lives of the citizenry through capacity building. It is when our people are gainfully employed that they would be able to put food on their table and become self-sufficient.”

Dung said needs assessment was carried out before embarking on the programme and various political leaders and associations were consulted to ensure that the needs of these beneficiaries were met to enable them to be self-employed and self-sufficient.

He said the Senate President, Senator David Mark, is expected to serve as special guest of honour during the occasion and other dignitaries within and outside the state were expected to grace the occasion.

- CAJ News


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