FG disburses N90m to empower 180 Bakassi returnees

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During a convocation ceremony marking the end of a 10-day training and empowerment programme organised for the Bakassi returnees trained in areas of poultry, fishery production, processing, preservation, packaging and marketing at at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, the Federal Government disbursed N90 million to empower the 180 trained returnees.

Each of the 180 Bakassi returnees who participated in the training and empowerment programme organised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs went home with N500,000 to start up a business in the area of his or her specialisation.

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Prof. Claudius Daramola, while speaking at the event, charged the graduands to make good use of the skills they acquired and urged the beneficiaries to contribute to the food security of the Niger Delta region and Nigeria at large.

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