Tuesday, 21 March 2017

SUCCESS STORIES FROM THE IMO JOB CENTER: Building Sustainable Partnerships with Women Groups


In order to realize the mandate of his office and to justify the confidence reposed in him by the Government of Imo State led by His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the Principal Officer on Employment and Job Creation, Remy Chukwunyere has done it again.

Yesterday in his office, Hon. Chukwunyere played host to the leadership of the Quintessential Business Women Association, Imo State Chapter led by Lady Nkechi Onumajuru. The visit was a strategic one as it has opened up opportunities for thousands of Imo women, who are members of the business group to benefit from projects and programs of the Imo State Directorate for Employment and Job Center.


Introducing the purpose of their visit, Lady Nkechi Onumajuru said that they came to associate themselves with the various economic development projects being implemented by the Imo State Government through its Employment and Job Creation office with support from the UK funded DFID Markets Development Program in the Niger Delta region.

According to her, the Quintessential Group is an umbrella business association championing business development and empowerment programs for women and youths across the 36 states of the federation. She informed that in Imo State alone, the association has Coordinators in all the 27 LGAs of Imo State, 305 Ward Aggregators and 93 Cooperative Societies registered by their members. 

She also said that as part of the benefits to members, the national headquarters of the association in Abuja processes grants, loans and other support services from both international donor agencies and financial institutions on behalf of their qualified members and called for the State Directorate for Employment and Job Center led by Hon. Remy Chukwunyere to carry them along in their programs.


Responding, the Master Job Creator, Remy Chukwunyere thanked the delegation for the all important visit. He informed them that their partners at DFID MADE had already notified him of an ongoing partnership discussion at the headquarters, for their members scattered across Imo State to serve as aggregators in the forthcoming projects in poultry and fisheries value chains.

He used the opportunity to remind them that the N80 million naira Technology Adoption Grant launched in November, 2016 in Imo State by DFID MADE for farmers doing businesses in palm oil and fisheries value chains is still ongoing and encouraged them to apply by sending an email to tag_info@dai.com

He thereafter commended them for their efforts so far in mobilizing other women for better livelihoods and promised that they would benefit immensely from all government programs implemented by his office.

Imo Must Be Better and the Women Must Be Empowered!


Signed:
REMY CHUKWUNYERE,
Principal Officer, Imo State Directorate for Employment and Job Center

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