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The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Barrister Peter Nwaoboshi, has empowered 784 persons aimed at boosting micro-credit business and cushioning the effect of recession in the Senatorial District.
The 784 beneficiaries, each of who received N50, 000 totaling N39.2 million, were selected from the nine Local Government Areas that make up the District.
The Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Delta North, Hon Moses Iduh, made the disclosure in chat with newsmen after presenting the empowerment package to 168 beneficiaries from Aniocha South and North Local Government Areas, to round off the 2017 tranche of the programme.
While Aniocha South received N4.4 million for 88 beneficiaries, Aniocha North got N4 million for 80 beneficiaries.
Hon. Iduh, who led the committee Chaired by Chief Lawrence Osiegbu, during the presentation said the programme was in fulfillment of Senator Nwaoboshi’s campaign promises.
He disclosed that eight beneficiaries were randomly selected per ward from the 98 wards to make up 784 beneficiaries, adding that the empowerment was spread across the nine local governments of Delta North Senatorial District.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Fidelis Tilije, while commending the Senator stated that Nwaoboshi had ensured, through various empowerment packages that he delivered on his mandate.
Tilije advised beneficiaries against giving their money to party executives or for frivolous indulgences but rather put it to judicious use.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke commended the efforts of Senator Nwaoboshi.