The Amalgamated Union of Market Women Societies
in the South East has tasked Ndigbo, especially the female folk to develop interest and confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration for the benefits of unity and peaceful co-existence.
It also commended the President for his social security investments in the geo-political zone, saying the development underscored his love and care for Ndigbo.
“The social investment programmes (SIPs) of the federal government, especially the N-Power, have continued to impact positively on the lives of South East women, many of whom have established businesses across the states,” the women said.
The Spokesperson of the group and zonal secretary of the market women union, Mrs Okoronkwo Blessing, in a statement said members were overjoyed by the interventions.
She encouraged other beneficiaries to come out for identification.
Expressing satisfaction with the implementation of the various social intervention programmes across the states of the zone, Mrs Blessing further disclosed that at least ten thousand women have so far benefited from the N20, 000 intervention schemes in each of the affected states.
Her words: “Today, we (members of the Amalgamated Union of Market Women Societies in the South East), wish to pass a vote of confidence on all the social security interventions of the Nigerian government, propelled by the ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, especially for the unbiased manner of implementation as demonstrated in the South East.
“Here in the South East, when the (N20,000) individual grant scheme was launched, the South East women were the first set of beneficiaries.
It was launched in Ebonyi State with all stakeholders present.
“As mothers, we owe the President a duty to commend his efforts in offering social support to Nigerians.
“We are, therefore, thankful for the special attention that we have received in the South East, as manifested in the social security intervention programmes.
“It is noteworthy to say that, the ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management has enhanced other programmes such as conditional cash transfer (CCT) N-POWER and a host of other Covid-19 interventions in the South East zone,” Okoronkwo said.
The gesture, she noted, was a demonstration of unity of purpose by the government.
The group said, it was confident that president Buhari would achieve the objective of lifting the targeted one hundred million people out of poverty in the next decade.