The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Ebonyi State chapter has called on Governor Francis Nwifuru to shun the attempt of using empowerment schemes as a political patronage.
The chairman of CUPP, Chinedum Elekwachi made this known in a statement signed and issued to newsmen on Saturday.
He called on the governor to properly utilize the funds allocated to him by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to alleviate poverty of Ebonyians rather than using the funds as political patronage.
“The coalition of political parties commends His Excellency Rt Hon Ogbonna Nwifuru for his thoughtfulness and his policy direction of taking Ebonyians out from the dungeons of poverty and street hawking.
“This particular policy direction will drastically reduce poverty and encourage craftiness which in return will yield the productivity rate of the state. The empowerment scheme should not become an avenue for political patronage” they stated.
The state chairman of CUPP, Elekwachi further advocated that an agency with the sole role of training and empowerment of citizens be established, so that it becomes a state policy.
He vowed that CUPP will follow up with the process and will monitor it so that the target will not be missed.