The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, will today, Friday, visit Akwa Ibom state to officially flag off her pet project, ‘Future Assured Programme’ in the state.
This was disclosed at a press conference by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang on Thursday in Uyo
Enang said over 10,000 indigenes of the state would benefit from the pet programme which was also supported by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Godswill Akpabio and other members of the National Assembly
He explained that beneficiaries were not only members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as they cut across party lines.
Enang, who said beneficiaries were selected through a transparent and apolitical process by the NDE, added that the gesture was not part of the electioneering campaigns.
He said some of the beneficiaries would be empowered with non-refundable grants, loans, interest-free loans while others will be trained on various areas of skills.
His words, “The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari will be visiting Akwa Ibom state for the purpose of flagging off her pet project, Future Assured Programme in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment.
“She will be here as a guest of the All Progressives Congress family and Akwa Ibom people to flag off that programme which is an empowerment programme aimed at giving starter packs and other programmes that are undertaken by her pet project, Future Assured Project and the National Directorate of Employment.
“Other persons that would also collaborate on that programme including the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Senator representing Akwa Ibom
Northeast, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other National Assembly members who have most of their constituency empowerment programme that would want to use that opportunity to empower their people.”