At the launch of the scheme, Ahmed said the cars cost about N75million and that they are given to beneficiaries under the state’s revolving micro credit scheme. Ahmed said his administration had previously disbursed N250 million to multipurpose cooperatives, N150 million to Kwara State Artisans Congress, N100 million for market men and women and N215 million for out grower farmers.He added that his administration provided 10, 200 youths jobs and that the sum of N2 billion is currently being disbursed to other small business owners.The interventions, he said, “also demonstrate our capacity and willingness to do more for our state and its people”.The governor, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, urged those who are yet to benefit from the empowerment scheme to be patient.He stated that the taxis christened “Soludero”, was aimed at bringing relief to the less privileged and reducing poverty in the state.“Soludero means bringing relief to a town. It is a tale that started small but has brought relief to hundreds of families. As you all know, I have always emphasized the importance of the informal sector to our economic growth and its capacity to uplift the lives of millions of our people who make their living in that sector”, he said. The governor urged the people who are yet to obtain the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to do so and urged party supporters to remain calm and steadfast ahead of the elections.
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