Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom this afternoon at IBB square, Makurdi announced the release of N100,000,000 to enable 20,000 youths and women of the state to begin life as entrepreneurs.
Under this arrangement, the youths who completed training in various agro and allied industrial skills will get N5,000 each to start-up their businesses.
Governor Ortom said he has approved the funds under a micro credit facility but at zero interest rate for the beneficiaries and assured them if his continued support.
The training was organized by the Benue State Government in collaboration with Centre for Youths and Women Skills Acquisition (CYWSA).
Recall that a few weeks ago, reports that Governor Ortom allegedly purchased hundreds of wheelbarrows for distribution as youth empowerment went viral on social media.