Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has urged political office holders and corporate individuals to support Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty in the country.
Governor Uduaghan gave this charge in Asaba when he flagged off the distribution of items to beneficiaries at the second Senator Ifeanyi Okowa Empowerment Programme, adding that poverty alleviation was a key programme of the Federal and State Governments.
He noted that Government cannot do it alone and enjoined public office holders, corporate individuals and other organizations to support Government to empower the people and reduce the level of poverty in the country.
The Governor lauded Senator, (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for his consistency in empowering his people as well as the volume of projects he has attracted to his constituency, stressing that these projects would help in developing the State and reduce poverty among the people.
He commended Senator Okowa for doing the State proud as a Senator, stating that his sponsorship of over 12 bills in less than three years in the Senate was a record.
Governor Uduaghan stressed that the empowerment programme was an instructive gesture for those aspiring to become senator and political office holder.
He admonished the beneficiaries of the items to use them judiciously stressing that the items should not be sold but rather use the items to empower other less privileged people in their society.
In a welcome address, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District and the initiator of the empowerment programme, explained that the programme was aimed at reducing the pains of unemployment and building hope for Deltans.
He observed that it was his responsibility to represent his people who have given him the mandate to serve them in the National Assembly, assuring that he will not abuse the mandate he had been given.
Senator Okowa commended President Goodluck Jonathan for his transformation agenda and Governor Uduaghan for his support and urged Nigerians to continue to support the administration of President Jonathan.
Speaking on the second empowerment programme, the Senator explained that 150 tricycles, 9 ambulances; 1 Nissan bus; 123 sewing machines, 56 grinding machines; 25 deep freezers; 20 photocopying machines; 20 computer sets and 250 women would receive monetary support.
Other speakers at the event include Senator Gyang Datong who represented the Senate President and Chief Benjamin Elue commended Senator Okowa for the exercise.
Delta State Government Press Release
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