Imo indigent citizens benefit from N300m empowerment programme
No fewer than 3,000 indigent citizens of Imo State have benefited from the N300 million worth of empowerment programme of the Managing Director of ABM Global Group, Alex Mbata.
The Guardian learnt that beneficiaries of the gesture were drawn from the 109 wards of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Owerri zone.
Speaking during the presentation of the gift items, which included sewing machines, hairdryers, motorcycles and N50, 000 each, Governor Hope Uzodimma, solicited support to tackle insecurity and reduce poverty in the state.
Uzodimma commended the donor and urged other good-spirited indigenes of the state to emulate Mbata’s humanitarian gesture to improve the living conditions of the people.
His words: “Government alone cannot take care of all the needs of citizens. It is only through constructive partnership with the private sector that the government makes a meaningful contribution that will have a meaningful impact on our people.”
“So, on behalf of the government and people of Imo State, I appreciate Alex Mbata for partnering with the government in this direction. God will bless him. I, therefore, urge our brothers and sisters, who probably have more money than Mbata, to toe the same line of honour.”
Responding, Mbata said the gesture was the initiative of his foundation, which was established in 2015 to build a credible future for Nigerians.
“Our foundation is committed to supporting and empowering the indigent citizens of Imo and other states of the country through the provision of scholarships, financial aids, business skills and other support incentives,” he stated.