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26,400 Traders to Benefit From Okowa’s “SMART Money”



Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa




Plans are underway to empower 26,400 traders with the sum of N10, 000 each, by the Government of Delta State.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Thursday, January 3, in Asaba, the State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr Emu Kingsley,said that the scheme was meant for only petty traders in the State.

He said, “We have concluded plans to empower more than 26,400 traders, especially women, with the sum of N10, 000 within the next few weeks.

“The N10,000, which we tag ‘Smart Money’, will be given specifically to petty traders and hawkers across the various Local Government Areas of the state.

“As I speak with you, well over 26,400 people will benefit from the state government’s Smart Money. This will happen within the next two weeks.’’

On the state micro-credit programme, he said that the programme was still on course and doing pretty well.

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