In a bid to reduce poverty and encourage entrepreneurial spirit, the Global Youth Skills Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organisation (GYSAPEO), in Partnership with African Union Social-Economic and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOC) has unveiled its 0℅ loan development scheme, and inaugurates both the state and local government coordinators. The event was held in Taraba State.
Rev. Fibi Bulus was appointed Coordinator for the Taraba State Chapter.
The programme which was held at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo,Taraba State has brought together dignitaries across the state under the distinguished chairmanship of Rt. Hon. Peter Abeh Diah, Speaker Taraba State House of Assembly.
In a keynote address, Mr. Emmanuel Arome Sanni, stresses that beneficiaries needed to improve their entrepreneurial skills. Noting that the Organisation was focused in supporting people with business-minded ideas who resiliently pursue their ideas.
While urging participants to start with whatever amount they had in order to improve their economic status, Mr. Arome advised them to be submissive to mentorship and training.
Also speaking, Mrs. Joyce Kelechi Ozonuwe, member of the Board of Trustees of GYSAPEO, outlined the various projects that the Organisation had identified to achieve within the year.
According to Mrs. Joyce Kelechi, in her “One Child Needs More”, GYSAPEO was committed to the total wellbeing of the child through better education, healthcare and economic opportunities that will reduce the statistics of vulnerable children in the society.
“GYSAPEO was geared towards creating an enabling environment that will be void of poverty and hunger.” Mrs. Kelechi noted.
In a remark, the President/founder of the Organisation, Mr. Emmanuel Chuks Ozegbe, said, ‘the aim of GYSAPEO was to empower low-income earners to become self-reliant, adding that Taraba State was lucky to be among the pilot states.’
The Chairman, Council of Chiefs in Taraba State and Aku Uka of Wukari, HRH DR. Shekarau ANGYU Masa-Ibi CON, thanked the organisation for choosing Taraba State as one amongst states to be empowered. He urged members to be creative and dedicated with any business they were embarking on so as to make meaningful use of the finances provided.
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