NSIP: C’River Flags Off Government Enterprise Empowerment Program, GEEP 2.0


In a bid to better the welfare of Cross Riverians, the governor, Sen Ben Ayade has brought in yet another Program under the National Social Investment Programme NSIP, christened Government Enterprise Empowerment Program to Cross River state.

The Program GEEP 2.0 is one of the four programs under the NSIP targeted at empowering Cross Riverians who are already into business enterprises such as Traders, Artisans, famers, agricultural workers, and other categories of Micro, small and medium enterprises in furtherance to poverty eradication, employment generation, growth and development of MSMes in the state.

Speaking during the Flag off and Training of Community Orientation and Mobilization Officers (C.O.M.O.S), the Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare services Mrs Blessing Egbara, who doubles as the Focal person to the NSIP in Cross River State, hailed Governor Ben Ayade for his wisdom in creating the state Ministry of Humanity and Social Welfare services which has so far drawn lots of federal government programs to the state.

Mrs Egbara disclosed that the GEEP 2.0 program is a program that will elevate thousands of Cross Riverians, adding that “since the commencement of the NSIP in Cross River state, Millions of Cross Riverians have benefited from the NSIP, thanks to the wisdom and systematic structure of His Excellency Senator Prof Benedict Ayade towards to the well being of Cross Riverians”.

Mrs Egbara urged all Community Orientation and Mobilization Officers to go out and deliver on the task given to them, stressing that there will be no room for indiscipline and fowl play.

“I call on you all today to take the task ahead very serious, the master trainer will put you through on what needs to be done, i hope and believe that you will not bring bad name to Cross River state as we are known nationally as a state without bad records when it comes to the NSIP, so I want to urge you all to take this task very seriously” – She Maintained

Speaking on behalf of the Minster for Humanitarian Affairs Mr Sunday Oko, applauded Governor Ben Ayade for creating a safe environment for the operation of the NSIP in the State, he thanked the Governor for his continuous support and efforts in ensuring that Cross River State gains from Federal government Humanitarian Programs.

Mr Oko further revealed that after the training of C.O.M.Os, the next phase is sensitization and Enumeration of the targeted beneficiaries, adding that the loan structure ranges from 10,000 to 300,000 for beneficiaries that will cut across the 18 Local Government Areas.


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