By Chuks Ofurum
The Imo State Cash Transfer Unit (SCTU) in collaboration with the National Cash Transfer office, Abuja, is holding a 5-day Training on saving and Group mobilization for falicitators of the programme. The training is ongoing at the Best way Hotels, Akwakuma.
Addressing the facilitators, the representative of the state government and Focal person of the event, Mrs. Onyinye Steve Azu charged the participants to take the task seriously saying their impact will be felt in the state.
According to her, everyday we learn stressing that the work of a facilitator has a lot to do with PR in our various communities.
“The way we relate with ourselves, communities, state and even the country has to do with our character. Remove every gossip when you stand in the gap so that when they see you are upright, they will come up to you for advice,” She said.
According to her, the programme is about the community advising the falicitators to put into practice whatever the instructors taught them. In his own speech, Mr. Bright Abasi from Bayelsa State called on the state government to assist the office in carrying out their assignments. “We need government to collaborate with us and support us because there is a lot of work to be done. Government support is highly needed,” he stressed.
Earlier, the Head of the unit, Odomena Joseph who was represented by Mrs. Moneme Judith, Monitoring/Evaluation officer, said the programme is a Federal Government Project to touch the lives of the poorest of the poor in the communities. According to him, Imo state is among the 27 implementing states disclosing that there are nine (9) pilot local governments, three (3) from each zone of the state. He disclosed that the beneficiaries are paid N5000 every month to uplift their living standard.