Winners of the Umbrella Business Quest, seasons 15, 16 and 17 have received their cheques today from the People’s Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State.
The ceremony that took place at the State Party Secretariat in Uyo had the State Chairman of the Party, Obong Paul Ekpo and the State Publicity Secretary, Comr. Ini Ememobong in attendance.
Presenting the prizes, the State Chairman of the Party, Obong Ekpo congratulated the winners of the Business Quest programme and also thanked them for finding time to attend the programme of his Party.
He urged them to apply the money judiciously and prayed for God to increase it for them as they use it in their various businesses.
Also speaking, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Comr. Ini Ememobong congratulated the winners; informing them that they will receive alerts for the payment before the close of work today.
He encouraged those that have not sent in their bank details to do so and informed all the beneficiaries that the Faculty will visit their different business centres in two months to monitor their progress as well as ensuring that the money is used for the purpose it is meant for.
According to Ini Ememobong, Political Parties can be drivers of Economic Development; and that he’s glad that his party: The PDP is using the entrepreneurs to do so.
In their separate remarks, the participants and winners of the business quest expressed their heart felt gratitude to God; to the party and to Comr Ini Ememobong, the Publicity Secretary for giving them the opportunity to share in the grace and favour. They prayed for the blessings of God upon him, his party and his team members.