By Sola Muyideen, Ilorin.
Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has flagged off a N150 million empowerment initiative for transporters in the state through the provision of one hundred taxis to transporters.
Speaking at the flag-off of the first phase, which was the distribution of 100 taxis procured at a cost of N50million to taxi operators, Governor Ahmed said other levels of empowerment in the sector would manifest in the next few months.
“In the coming months, this administration will provide further demonstration of this renewed determination to expand opportunities for our people through unprecedented socio-economic capital projects and programmes that cut across the state, including the provision of 8,200 youth jobs through Quick Win,” he said.
Ahmed noted that with the N50millon first phase transporter empowerment scheme his administration had distributed N674 million revolving credit to various beneficiaries under its entrepreneurship scheme from 2012 to date.
According to the governor, “it was note worthy that over 70 per cent repayment rate of the previous revolving loan scheme has been recorded,” adding that it has brought added benefit to more people under the programme.