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Lawmaker wants more funds for Delta micro-credit scheme

AGBOR—THE MEM-BER representing Ika North East constituency in  Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Sam Obi, said more funds will be injected into  Delta State Micro Credit Programme (DCMP), to boost its contribution to poverty alleviation in the state.

The lawmaker, who graced the presentation of certificate ceremony in Owa-Oyibo, to beneficiaries of the scheme, commended Delta State governor for his human capital development agenda, which is vital to the sustenance of democracy.

His words: “We appreciate the interest the governor has for the poor. We, as legislators, will queue behind the programme by injecting more funds during budgetary preparation for more Deltans to benefit and improve their standard of living.”

Similarly, the Obi of Owa Kingdom, HRM Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, described the DCMP as a tool to re-brand the state for positive development.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Executive Assistant to Delta State governor on Micro Credit, Dr. Antonia Ashiedu in Owa, the royal father advised the Federal Government to emulate Delta State by reducing its seven-point agenda to three.

He enjoined the 607 persons in 60 groups empowered in Obiaruku and the 755 persons in 72 groups in Ika to ensure prompt repayment of the DMCP loan, as their own way of encouraging the state government to continue with the programme.


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