ABIA SOCIAL INVESTMENT OFFICE TAKES TRADERMONI TO RURAL COMMUNITIES
It was a naira rain for small scale traders in several rural communities in Abia as the State focal person Social Investment Programme, Mr, Chinenye Nwaogu with his team of enumerators began massive enumeration of rural traders for the Tradermoni recently launched by Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Following a deal reached between the Abia SIP Office, Bank of Industry and the Office of the Vice President 30,000 small scale traders in Abia State will benefit from the 10,000 loan to boost their businesses.
Speaking to newsman, Mr. Nwaogu who is also a special adviser to the Governor of Abia State on Job Creation stated that the scheme is part of the effort of Governor Ikpeazu to leverage all available platforms to provide support to Abians especially those in the MSME sector. It will be recalled that during one of his visits to Abia State The Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo praised Governor Ikpeazu for his smart approach to governance in leveraging all federal government, multilateral agency’s programmes to provide succour to Abians. As at the time of filing this report
Mr Nwaogu assured Abians especially those within the lower rung of the social economic bracket of the commitment of Governor Ikpeazu through the Social Investment Office to support their livelihoods. He further expresses appreciation to the Governor for his tireless efforts and encouragement to the SIP Office. He paid glowing tribute to the Wife of the Governor for personally ensuring that rural women benefit from the scheme.
Traders in several markets were seen jubilating and praising the Governor and the SIP Office for attracting and implementing the scheme in the state for their benefit. They expressed deep satisfaction that the state Government did not divert the funds but made it available to target beneficiaries.