The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclosed that 11,700 youths benefited from Federal Government’s empowerment scheme, N-Power, in the state.
Chairman of the state arm of the party, Eze Nwachukwu, made the disclosure at APC sensitisation rally held at Ndufu-Achara, in Ikwo Local Government Area.
Nwachukwu, who commended the Federal Government for the economic empowerment initiatives, noted that the gesture had reduced graduates’ unemployment and encouraged entrepreneurship.
He said, “N-Power addresses the challenge of youth unemployment by providing a structure for large scale and relevant work skills acquisition and development.
“Over 11,700 of youths who are graduates are beneficiaries of this strategic economic empowerment programmes who earn N35,000 monthly.
“We urge beneficiaries of this programme to help spread the message on importance of participation in active electoral processes.
“The good choices we make today as individuals will determine how bright and prosperous our tomorrow will be, while our wrong choices will spell doom for us and our children tomorrow.
“Your voter card is the right and power you have to make better choices on electing credible leaders and we are here today to sensitise the people on the importance of registering and collecting their cards.
“We charge you to go out there to the nearest Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and register and collect your voter cards.
“Those of you who lost their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), whose PVCs are defaced or have changed residency, should use the period of the ongoing CVR to update.”