Francis Nwifuru, the governor of Ebonyi State, has pledged to cut the rate of poverty in the state by fifty percent (50%) by the conclusion of his term in office. His focus will be on reducing poverty in the state’s rural districts.
This was reported by Nwifuru, who was represented by the state commissioner for Skills and Job Creation, Mr. Elijah Oko-Udu, while interacting with newsmen shortly after a stakeholder’s town hall meeting to evaluate the appointment of his aides. The meeting was called to discuss the appointment of Nwifuru’s aides.
In the short time he will be in office, he has stated that he is prepared to end poverty and to make improvements in agricultural practices and educational opportunities.
He stated that “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.” This was mentioned in reference to the fact that Nwifuru had recently taken office.
“The state, via the guidance of my ministry, will soon be in a position to compete well with the other states that make up the Federation.
“As you are aware, our state was historically known as one of the most backward and poorest in terms of education and agriculture; nevertheless, by the time this tenure is over, Ebonyi State will have a wonderful concrete item to boast about.
“Under the leadership of Francis Nwifuru, Ebonyi State will now be able to compete favorably with other states.”
In addition to that, he complimented the governor on his determination to include all of the state’s stakeholders in the process of fostering peace and unity in the state.
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