Today, The Rivers State Deputy Governor, Her Excellency, Dr Mrs Ipalibo Harry Banigo gave grants to the second batch of beneficiaries of the skills training for youths in Degema, Asari-Toru and Akuku-Toru LGA.
The funds are expected to ease the burden of rent, procurement of requisite tools for their trade and boost their skills.
Represented by the Secretary of Degema Local Government Council, Nicholas Harry, Her Excellency urged the beneficiaries to judiciously utilise the funds in order to achieve optimal productivity.
Her Excellency had earlier initiated a follow up supervision plan to ascertain the various challenges faced by the beneficiaries and ways in solving them.
The goal is to ensure that the skills acquired are effectively utilised.