– The governor says his administration is determined to give poverty a deadly blow in the state
– Okorocha warns the beneficiaries to put the money to good use, noting that they will be arrested if they fail to do so
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has transformed 305 youths into instant millionaires by empowering them with the sum of one million naira each.
The youths who benefited from empowerment programme were selected from the 305 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state, according to a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor.
The Okorocha explained that he chose to empower one youth each from the 305 wards in the state to encourage the youths to succeed and begin to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the state in particular and the nation at large.
He said: “I declare myself the grand patron of all the Youth Millionaires. Henceforth, if you encounter problems in running your various businesses you should feel free to consult me by channeling your difficulties through the Chief of Staff. My dream is to make sure that in the next one year your story will change for better.
“We have employed ten young graduates from each of the 305 wards totaling 3050. We have empowered ten women in each of the wards with N100,000 also totaling N305million. And today, we have given One Million Naira each to 305 youths. Those in school are enjoying our free education programme. We are determined to give poverty a deadly blow in the state.”
The governor however told the beneficiaries to put the money to good use, warning that if the government visits them and does not see what you are doing with the money, they will be arrested and put in prison.
Meanwhile, N-Power, the empowerment scheme instituted by the federal government under current administration has told candidates who volunteered under the N-health category that their assessment tests have begun.
The scheme in a tweet on Friday, July 21,advised some candidates who have gotten the SMS about the test to log in and write the test.
It said others applicant that applied for N-Health will get their SMS between Friday, July 21 and Monday 24 July, 2017.