Hon. Evangelist Margaret Inde, the Chairman of Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State, has gone viral on social media after she empowered each farmer in her constituency with one tuber of yam, a hoe and cutlass.
The LG chairman disbursed the items during the 30th-anniversary celebration of the creation of the Obanliku LGA as well as the celebration of the New Yam festival held on Friday.
Photos of the event have sparked outrage on social media with many people criticizing Mrs Inde for the empowerment, while others blamed the able-bodied men who lined up to accept the items from her.
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KanyiDaily recalls that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had also distributed cutlasses, wheelbarrows as part of the Special Public Works Programme which was designed to engage 774,000 unemployed Nigerians.