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The Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru has pledged to reduce the current poverty level in the state by at least fifty percent (50%), especially in the rural areas before the end of his administration in the state.
Nwifuru who was represented by the state commissioner for Skills and Job Creation, Mr. Elijah Oko-Udu, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after a stakeholder’s town hall meeting to review the appointment of his aides.
He expressed zeal to eradicate poverty and boost agriculture and education within the short period of his administration.
His words; ‘Ebonyi State governor, Francis Nwifuru through the ministry of skills and job creation is determined to reduce poverty by fifty percent within a short time in office.
‘The state through my ministry will soon have a comparative advantage to compete with the states in the Federation.
‘You know that our state is formerly known as backwards and poorest in terms of education and agriculture but by the end of this tenure, Ebonyi State will have a great tangible thing to boast of.
‘Ebonyi State under Francis Nwifuru will now compete with other states favourably.’
He further applauded the governor for his determination to carry along all stakeholders as a way to foster peace and unity in the state.
In another report, the Police Command in Ebonyi State has come out to clarify that no life was lost in the state yesterday after some enforcers of a seven-day sit-at-home order by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were sighted shooting residents.
The Eastern Updates reports that the sit-at-home order declared by one Simon Ekpa based in Finland began on Saturday and would end on Friday.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, made this disclosure in an interview with reporters on Tuesday.