The Transition Committee Chairman, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mrs Chinwe Ugwu has been criticized by residents for allegedly empowering youths in the council with wheelbarrows.
Mrs. Ugwu was said to have launched a wheelbarrow empowerment scheme at the Council Secretariat on Monday, January 13, 2020.
The scheme was tagged “Nsukka Local Government Area in Conjunction with National Council of Enugu State Students, Presents a Poverty Alleviation Outreach.”
Some stakeholders in the area were said to have advised against the wheelbarrow empowerment. However, in a move many have described as ‘shocking and insulting’, the council boss still went ahead with it.
She personally flagged-off the scheme, in an elaborate event, after which she handed over the wheelbarrows to the beneficiaries.
An infuriated Nsukka youth, Chikezie Omeje, who spoke with newsmen said: “this is an insult too many. How can a council chairman give out wheelbarrows on hire-purchase basis? She did not just ridicule our people but mocked our sensibilities. We demand immediate apology from her for this show of shame.”