By Austine Enunwa
Residents in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State have been advised to embrace the ongoing registration exercise for the Federal Government Enterprise, Empowerment Programme ( GEEP).
Comrade Christian Odika, Chief Orientation and Mobilisation Officer in charge of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Aniocha North, who gave the advice in lssele Uku while addressing journalists in his office, said that the programme was facilitated by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and targeted at alleviating poverty of the downtrodden and the vulnerable in the country.
He explained that beneficiaries would receive cash as loan facilities to be paid back over time, except for the farmers who needed to harvest their crops before payments, adding that the programme had no political undertone as it cut across all political affiliations in the country.
Odika, a leader of the Federal Information Chapel of Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), used the occasion to call on the councillors to sensitise their people in their respective wards in the locality on the need to participate in the registration exercise to enable them benefit from the programme.