Nigeria: Akpabio Gets CBN Best State Government Award

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio will tomorrow, Tuesday February 7, 2012 be awarded the Best State Government Award in recognition of the State’s giant strides in Infrastructural Development and Support for the Women Agro Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WAEPEP) in 2011.

In a release by the Central Bank of Nigeria, signed by Mr. Paul Eluahiwe, Director, Development Finance Department, the award will be conferred on Governor Akpabio on behalf of the State during the 6th Annual Microfinance Conference and Entrepreneurships Awards of the apex bank.

The award will be presented by President Goodluck Jonathan on Governor Akpabio during the Opening Session of the Conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.

The Women Agro Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WAEPEP) is an initiative of the state government in conjunction with the state ministry of Agriculture, aimed at improving agricultural production of the state and boast the state food production.

The programme has empowered 4500 women and youths with an interest free loan of N250,000 each to engaged in large scale agricultural production and other agro-enterprises.

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