CBN Laments Low Participation of Anambra in its Intervention Programmes
Written by on April 28, 2022
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has lamented the low participation of people of Anambra State in its intervention programmes.
The controller of Anambra branch of the CBN, Mr. Benedict Maduagwu disclosed this during a sensitisation fair organised by the apex bank in Awka.
He lamented that despite the abundance of skills and talent in the state, only 44,374 persons from the state have benefitted from its intervention schemes.
He, however, said the bank has intensified efforts to bring together and speak to people in the state to get them up to date about requirements for some of the organisations programmes, so that they can get funds to expand their businesses.
Representative of the Anambra State government, Hon. Pauly Onyeka, who is the Commissioner for Housing, applauded the bank for organising the fair, saying Anambra should not for any reason be lagging behind, because it is a state that talents and skills abound.
He encouraged youth corps members who were participants in the programme to pay attention and see reason to apply for funds that can finance their ideas and turn them into employers, instead of job seekers upon conclusion of their mandatory one-year service.
Some of the participants who spoke to newsmen included Mr. Onyekachukwu Isi, the Managing Director of EN Farms Limited and chairman of Anambra State Chapter of Poultry Farmers Association lauded the CBN for their interventions.