Kwara State: Governor Ahmed Distributes Vehicles To Transporters

governor ahmedThe Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has distributed 70 vehicles to transporters across the state to improve their economic well being.

This is the second phase of the vehicle distribution and it includes 50 taxis and 20 buses, in which the beneficiaries expressed their readiness to ensure the victory of the Governor and all APC candidates at the polls.

The Governor had in 2014 launched the programme called ‘Soludero’, which means bringing life to a town, where 100 taxis were given to transporters in the state.

Governor Ahmed believes that the revolving micro credit scheme which cost about 75 million naira, would go a long way in transforming the lives of the beneficiaries positively.

The Governor also enumerated various intervention programmes to other sectors which include 2 billion naira Micro Credit to small business owners, over 200 million naira to market men and women, among others.

Governor Ahmed also solicited the support of transporters in the state to emerge victorious in the election, in other to elevate the state economically for the next 4 years.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Abdulrasheed Ariyo, expressed appreciation to the state government for initiating what he called “life changing programmes in the state”.

Ariyo promised that the beneficiaries would not default in the repayment of the loans, in other to allow others benefit from the scheme.

The State Deputy Chairman of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Abdullah Gilado, also praised the initiative of the Governor, which he believed had automatically earned him a second chance.

Micro Credit To Make Deltans Economically Buoyant – Governor Uduaghan

emmanuel-uduaghan1The Delta State Government has disbursed funds and presented certificates to 138 cluster groups who are the beneficiaries of the Delta State Micro Credit Programme (DMCP).

Making the disbursement at Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan stated that the Micro Credit Programme of his administration was designed to make Deltans economically buoyant and employers of labour.

According to him, the funds released to beneficiaries of the scheme was take-off capital which should yield profit if properly managed, adding that there was no discrimination in the choice of beneficiaries.

He disclosed that over 100,000 Deltans have benefitted from the micro credit scheme since its introduction in 2007 and they have become employers of labour.

The Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, also emphasised the judicious use of the funds given to them, while the Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Dr Anthonia Ashiedu, disclosed that the programme has been sustained to empower Deltans, especially women.

Beneficiaries of the scheme who spoke at the occasion said that their businesses have grown and that they have become employers of labour instead of job seekers.