The Delta State government has reiterated its commitment to partner with genuine Nongovernmental Organizations that will better the lives of Deltans by eradicating poverty and empowering them with grants that will change their lives.
The State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Hon Chika Ossai who represented the State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa stated this at the inauguration of the Delta State executives of Social Exchange Certified Chairmen Association (SEMCCA) held at Agori-Iweh hall Ughelli.
He added that, the Delta state government has over the years carried out various kinds of empowerment programmes that will better the lives of Deltans, noting that, “many of the beneficiaries never utilized the opportunity to better their lives.”
Hon Ossai however urged SEMCCA National and State executives to ensure that a proper monitoring team is set up to monitor the disbursement of funds from SEMCCA in order to achieve result.
In his welcome address, the National Chairman of SEMCCA, Engr. Theophilus Enebechi said that, the inauguration of the Delta State Executives of Social Exchange Certified Chairmen Association is to enable the organization achieve its aims and objectives of eradicating poverty at the State and Local government level.
According to him, “Social Exchange Market an international monetary organization committed towards eradicating poverty from Nigeria through the Social Exchange Market disbursement funds that will assist in creating industries and reviving old ones thereby reducing unemployment among youths in the state and Nigeria at large.”
While inaugurating the Delta state executives of SEMCCA, Engr. Enebechi said that, “SEMCCA as a body is own project. We are here to empower people and to turn their the lives around.”
“Your inauguration as SEMCCA state executives is to aid SEMCCA national body in the disbursement of funds from SEMCCA to our people in alleviating their pains and in ensuring that Deltans benefits from this international grant.”
In his acceptance speech, the Delta state newly inaugurated Chairman of SEMCCA, Comrade Efe Agarry vowed to work in synergy with SEMCCA national executives to ensure a smooth disbursement of the international grants to Deltans in both State and Local government levels.
He averred that Delta State executives of SEMCCA have decided to sacrifice their time, energy and resources to see that this course started years ago ends in praise.
Also speaking, the National patron of SEMCCA, Rev Collins Ogochukwu said, “Our people in SEMCCA should have patience but I have hope that the vision will speak this year and not next year.
“SEMCCA is going through a little process and that process is to ensure that no person is left behind and there is nothing hidden in it. And as I am here talking to your disbursement arrangement is going on and I assure you all that you all will get your grants before the year end.”
Ogochukwu warned State Chairmen and local government coordinators to always disburse the grants to the beneficiaries whenever the grants are available. He insisted that SEMCCA is owned by God and what God owns, no man can hijack it, including the Nigerian government.