Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
She explained further that the beneficiaries who were drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state, would each return back to their locality with an item such as vehicle, motorcycle, tricycle, sewing machine and hairdressing equipment among others.
She noted that the gesture was to help reduce unemployment among the teeming jobless people especially women and youths at the grassroots as well as curb social restiveness among the youths.
Earlier in his speech, Special Adviser, Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Torshimbe enjoined the beneficiaries to strictly abide by the terms under which the benefitted from the programme by making judicious use of the items.
Torshimbe stated that the present administration in the state was committed to delivering more community development projects to people of the grassroots with a veiw to better their lives.