No fewer than Eight Million applicants across Nigeria are to benefit from the latest United African States UAAG grant.
This was disclosed by the UAAG country Director, Ken Nwakanma after compilation and physical screening exercise of Applicants in Abuja.
In what looked like a breath of fresh air, Heads of Non Governmental Organization NGOs, Co-operative Society Groups and Entrepreneurs from different parts of Nigeria and several of the applicants converged at the Nation’s Capital to participate fully in the final phase of the UAAG grant opportunity ahead of disbursement.
Addressing the gathering , Ken Nwakanma gave a cheering News noting that the grant community have crossed what he described as the red sea.
While congratulating applicants he said having overcome series of challenges the UAAG grant faced, the country Director said the latest grant has been approved and ready for disbursement.
Mr. Nwakanma noted that the target is to reach all the thirty six states of the federations including bthe the FCT.
He assured that all applicants are being verified with a promise to ensure that all applicants smiles very soon.
The grant is one of the project supporting infrastructures and manpower development in the Region.
The Executive Member of UAAG grant, Dr. Oshili Grace who expressed optimism said in the last ten days ten days , UAAG had ensure applicants undergone intensive screening exercise for all the NGOs Co-operative Societies and Entrepreneurs to ensure that there are no fictitious or dubious personnel among the applicants.
Also, an executive member, Simon Idachaba while acknowledging that one of the major challenges confronting Nigeria is abject poverty and decay in infrastructures and that what the grant project is tailored towards to.
An applicant, Omojuwa Olufemi promised to make judicious use of the grant by using it for charitable purposes.
Others said the NGOs are expected to reach out to the poor, give them certain amount of money that can help turn their lives around especially those in the rural communities with target of about eight million Nigerians.
Thanksgiving service climaxed the event where leaders of UAAG and the entire grant community with high hopes from prospective beneficiaries appreciated God for the successes recorded.