Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good (SGACG), a group calling on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to contest for the office of president of Nigeria in 2023, has empowered about 1,500 people in Gombe State.
According to the group, the empowerment was part of its commitment to putting Nigerians first and garnering support for Senator Godswill Akpabio, and to persuade him to participate in the 2023 general elections.
The empowerment took place Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the second Senator Akpabio Youth Empowerment Programme (SAYEP) in Gombe.
The programme attracted youths and well-skilled individuals from North-East region who benefited from the gesture of the Minister’s supporters.
“Not less than 1,500 people were impacted, with many being beneficiaries of sewing machines, welding machines, plumbing tool boxes, carpentry tool boxes, automechanics tools, financial supports and the rest,” the national coordinator of the group, Dr Jibril Tafida, said.
Tafida, who thanked Nigerians for their continued support for Akpabio, added: “the measure of what the group is doing is a small replica of the good intentions of the Minister for Nigerians.
“The programme which is self-sponsored by like-minded individuals will be held in other parts of the country in the coming months.
“We believe in young people as strong pillar of democratic institutions and national development. That is the same philosophy that compelled me to be here with you today. Let us also not forget that a similar programme was launched in the North-West and we are going to North-Central next month to launch another phase of the programme. It is this kind of continuity that brings about development in our society.”