Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha has increased the number of millionaires in Imo by empowering 305 youths in the state with one million naira each.
Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor. said the youths were selected from the 305 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state.
The Okorocha stated that he decided 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.
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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 warned the beneficiaries to invest the money in good ventures, 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.