The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has assured Ngerians that the Federal government remains committed to improving the welfare of Nigerians through the provision of basic amenities and empowerment initiatives.
Orelope-Adefuliregave the assurance during the inauguration of SDGs projects in Afikpo South local government area of the State.
The SSA represented by the Head of Grant Scheme, Mr. Salako Lawrence Adegoke, harped on the importance and the need for effective implementation of the 17 SDGs in the rural communities.
She called on the people of the state to protect SDGs facilities in their areas for the benefit of all and sundry.
Welcoming the SSA to the state, wife of Ebonyi state Governor, Mrs. Rachael Umahi enjoined stakeholders in the state to cooperate with the scheme for the empowerment of the entire Ebonyi people.
The wife of the Governor who commended the Afikpo South local government Chairman, Barr. Eni Uduma Chima for contributing immensely towards the sustenance of the scheme added that the success of the SDGs was dependent on a strong partnership between the state and the local government areas of the state.
In a remark, the Chairman of Afikpo South LGA of the State, Barr. Eni Uduma Chima stated that the LGA through the SDGs have been able to empower so many youths and women in all the communities across the LGA noting that the empowerment of his people remains his key piority as a Council boss.
Chima commended the state government for the prompt payment of its counter part fund for the sustainability of the project across the state.
Also, the State Focal person of the SDGs, Mrs. Ngozi Obichukwu applauded the state Governor David Umahi for showing commitment in sustaining SDG in the state but warned that her office would monitor the use of the funds across the six benefiting local government areas.
The Council boss used the occasion to distribute empowerment tools to over 50 indigents persons in the council area.
Some of the empowerment tools include, hair dressing facilities, sawing machines, spraying machine, wielding machine among others.