Ebonyi Govt Empowers 3,480 Ebonyians, Swears-in Council Chairmen

Enyinna Omoke, Abakaliki

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has flagged off the empowerment of 3,480 Ebonyians with the sum of 300,000 each.He also swear-in the newly elected council chairmen of the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi State.Also sworn-in by the Governor, were  11 members of Local government Advisory Committee and 4 Senior Special Assistants.

According to the chairman of Ebonyi State Empowerment programme who is also the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr.Eric Kelechi Igwe said a total of 2.6 billion has been mapped out for the empowerment of 3,480 Ebonyians.
He further noted that the money mapped out is part of the ENDSARS empowerment fund adding that the empowerment is categorized under the following: FADAMA, MSME, Public Works etc.

Earlier, they new chairman of Ohaozara local Government Area, Hon.Ajah Chinonso appreciated Governor David Umahi for laying a good foundation for the overwhelming development taking place across the state, saying that he will do everything possible to justify the confidence reposed on him.
Responding, the governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi stated that the empowerment of 3,480 Ebonyians with 300,000 each is part of his campaign promises in 2019.
He commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the conditional cash transfer giving to alleviate poverty in Ebonyi state.He also stated that as part of his programmes and policies to reduce unemployment in Nigeria ,many Ebonyians were recruited at David Nweze Umahi University of Medical Sciences while the ongoing International airport shall be recruiting more as soon as the are completed.

The event was attended by executive council members, party stalwarts,religious groups,traditional rulers,national assembly members,stakeholders including Hon.Uzor Tochukwu, among others.

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