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– 1,000 people benefit from Edo’s empowerment scheme


BENIN – No fewer than 1,000 people have benefited from the Edo First Lady’s Empowerment Scheme in the last six months, an official of the programme, has said.

Hajia Memuna Momodu, Executive Director, Office of the First Lady in Edo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Benin.

Momodu said that the beneficiaries were drawn from the 18 local government areas of the state.

According to her, the beneficiaries were trained in the act of making Pop, Text-coat paints, Emulsion paints, stain removals, inter locking tiles, soap and cream making.

She also said that the beneficiaries were given starter packs as well as financial assistance to help them start up without difficulties.

Momodu further said that the beneficiaries were exposed to market strategies to enable them market their products.

She said that the State Government had provided the enabling environment and financial assistance to the beneficiaries for the success of the scheme.

The director said that the empowerment and skill acquisition programme was conducted at least three times in a year.

She said that the training and empowerment was part of the state government committed to ensure that every household in the state had a means of livelihood.

According to her, it is mandatory that 20 people are selected to participate from each of the 18 local government areas in each phase of the training.

Momodu also disclosed that the office in December, 2013, empowered some widows with income generating items, like sewing machines, hair dryers and grinding machines. (NAN)

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