Three hundred and five Youths with one each from the 305 wards in the State were given N1m each by Governor Rochas Okorocha as part of the empowerment programme of his administration. The Young millionaires were produced through balloting at their various wards.
Presenting the Cheques to the youths during the Democracy Day Celebration on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Heroes Square Owerri, Governor Okorocha said his intention was to totally wipe out Poverty in the State, assuring that he would personally mentor the beneficiaries to ensure that the one million naira each of them has got would make them comfortable millionaires at the end of the day.
He advised the beneficiaries not to use the money for pleasure, but to take off with it to become great in business, stating that most millionaires today didn’t start business with upto One Million naira, expressing joy over the high level of economic activities in the State.
The governor had, the previous week also empowered Three Thousand and Fifty women with ten each from the 305 wards and empowered them with N100,000 each, and said he would produce as many millionaires as possible before the expiration of his second tenure in 2019.