Members of Ebonyi State Media Correspondents has applauded the strategic Economic moves of Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru towards making the state an industrial state for youths in the State to become job creators and self reliance through purposeful empowerment programs in the state.
In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Comrade Celestine Okeh and secretary, Comrade Ndubuisi Nwogha, made available to newsmen after it’s monthly meeting in Abakaliki, the group said with commencement of cash empowerment of one thousand five hundred (N1500) to Ebonyians by the state government, which was targeted in taking the youths out of street hawking and other minor odd jobs is a right step in a positive economic development and growth in the state.
This current empowerment Initiatives and other programmes of the state government in areas of human capital development, Ebonyi State in no distance time will blossom in economic prosperity.
The media group in the State called for a constant and sustained effort towards monitoring and mentoring those empowered so that the funds given to them will be economically utilized.
The group also revealed that with the current economic empowerment by the state government, number of persons coming into the small scale enterprise sector of the state will automatically increase and, in turn, the state will gain in its Internally generated revenue owing to the fact that, the backbone of any economy is Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).
Meanwhile, the group also encouraged every political leaders and stakeholders in the state to rally around Governor Nwifuru and support him to achieve his blueprint of people’s charter of needs.
The group noted that with his ongoing efforts to industrialize the state with regards to his commitment in the health sector, education, reticulation of abandoned Ezillo water treatment plant, reviving of the pipe production plant, payment of accumulated gratuities of retired civil servants of the state, investments being attracted to the State to mention but few, shows that the governor is prepared for the task of governance.
It stressed that in no distant time, the state would experience economic posterity which will distance the Ebonyains from low level of unemployment to job creators.