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GOF Dole Out N150 Million Worth Empowerment For Kwarans

By Adedayo Said

Gobir Organisation Foundation, GOF, has decried the high rate of poverty in Kwara and the country at large while rolling out a N150 million worth of empowerment package.

GOF has its chairman as Waziri Yakubu Gobir, politician and philanthropist who is contesting governorship polls in 2023 under the banner of Young Progressives Party, YPP.

Speaking on the empowerment program, however, Hon Bolu George, general manager of GOF said that its latest roll out of poverty alleviation program billed to last three months has demonstrated in practical terms how sever suffering is in the land.

"In the last couple of days we opened this program which will last three months, we get not less than I, 500 registrants from all parts of Kwara State, each with different challenges created by the level of poverty in the land," he said.

According to him, GOF is prepared to dole out as much as N1.5 million every day for the next three months.

Explaining further, George said that interested members of the public are required to put down their names phone numbers and addresses and the purposes for which the money is meant.

"We sit back assess their request and call them via three different radio stations in the state.

"Our empowerment program used to come in form of loans given without interests. 

"But we giving out this assistance free because we have discovered that people are really suffering," he said.

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