Governor Umahi

Ebonyi  Govt approves N18m for  building collapse victims

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… Announces  training programme  for 300 Youths, LG Officials

From Chinedu Nwafor, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Government has approved the sum of N18million for victims Ekaja market building collapse.

The State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon Orji Uchenna who disclosed this on Thursday evening while briefing Journalists on the outcome of the State Executive council meeting, the approval folowed a memo from the Principal Secretary for financial assistance to those who were affected by the building collapse on the 13th of May, 2022.

“Exco received a memo from the Principal Secretary for financial assistance to those who were affected by the building collapse on the 13th of May, 2022 at Ekaja Market in Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and approved the sum of N18m for all the victims.

“EXCO noted the conditions of the affected persons and approved the total sum of Eighteen Million Naira (N18,000,000.00) for all the victims and other affected persons in the building collapse incident”, Orji said.

On another development, Orji said the State government has approved leadership training for 300 youths as well as the newly elected Council Chairmen and Counsellors.

He disclosed that a committee had been set up to oversee the programme.

Orji said the training which would last for one month and would focus on leadership, ethics, self reliance, entrepreneurship, etc.

According to him, the programme is going to be a legacy programme for the future leaders of Ebonyi State.

“EXCO approved the implementation of a leadership programme for the Future Leaders of Ebonyi State. Under this training programme, 300 youths of Ebonyi State shall be given intensive leadership training for one month and the areas of coverage shall be leadership, ethics, self reliance, entrepreneurship etc.

“This programme is going to be a legacy programme for the future leaders of Ebonyi State.

“The first category will be those with O level, 2nd Category is for 1st degree holders and 3rd Category is for those with 2nd degree and above. In order to select these 300 members, advertisement will be done for us to have 20 per Local Government Area on the ratio of 3:2:1 on the categories.

“The second category of training approved by EXCO is leadership training for the newly elected Local Government Council Chairmen and Councilors. They will be trained for 3 weeks.”

“Exco Committees were set up to handle the respective leadership Programmes and they were charged to immediately commence the processes of the two trainings as approved by Exco.”

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