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Mixed reactions as gov’t official empower youth with one yam, jembe

A debate recently ensued on line after a Nigerian politician empowered a number is of locals with a hoe, a cutlass and one yam.

The chairman of Obanliku local government area of Cross River, Evangelist Margaret Inde gave out the items during an event to celebrate 30th anniversary since the inception of the local government area.

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The event was also set to mark the New Yam Festival.

“Evangelist Margaret Inde, Executive Chairman Obanliku Local Govt in Cross Rivers Steti empowered youths with yam , cutlass, and a jembe.What a wonder working chairman,” wrote a social media user.


Ude Gabriel: And the people even queued up to take it, It’s a pity. Next will be to empower them with red oil and firewood

Frank Nnamdi: OMG, how did I end up in this country?

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Akpabuo Greg: Instead of the youth asking for better empowerment, they are shaking hands with her. Posterity will judge her. If someone is poor does it mean he cannot think?

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