The candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, Dr Obiora Okonkwo, said he has perfected a template that will enable his administration to produce 1000 new millionaires in the State each year if elected governor.
Afam Dozie Ofomata, the Publicity Secretary of ZLP Campaign Council, in a statement on Sunday, said this would be part of the outcomes of the Graduates/Apprenticeship Empowerment Initiative by the Obiora Okonkwo-led ZLP administration if he is elected governor in the November election.
He said, with the prudent management resources in Anambra State, the scheme would be drawn from a dedicated N1bn from the state annual budget, hidden, unaccounted for and wasted by the current administration.
According to him, the scheme is targeted at raising three millionaires from each of the 326 wards and 21 from the 21 local governments of the state.
He said it is designed to support registered young Anambra graduates as well as those who are engaged and have completed their apprenticeship under masters.
Ofomata stated that it would be supported with interest-free loan, but intensely monitored facilities in addition to growth incentives and support which include government referrals and guarantees for higher financial windows for expanded participation in gainful offshore and onshore businesses.
He said, “This is in addition to government guaranteed incentives to business owners to assimilate more apprentices in various productive sectors as well as enhanced bursary and scholarship schemes for Anambra students in tertiary institutions.
“Under the timelines of the scheme, Dr Okonkwo is expected to announce the first batch of the 1000 millionaires in his 100 days in office, when elected.
“In order to meet the timeline, eligible graduates, apprentices and business masters in Anambra State would be invited for registration at designated Entrepreneurship/Apprenticeship Empowerment Initiative offices for proper profiling and documentation.
“The ZLP assures that under an Okonkwo-led administration, openings through which billions of naira belonging to Anambra state are frittered out under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) would all be plugged so that such funds, which are now being looted by APGA leaders and their cronies, would be directly channeled towards empowering Ndi Anambra in the various productive endeavours.
“The ZLP therefore urges Ndi Anambra not to relent in their determination to take back their state under the ZLP coalition platform by coming out enmasse to vote for Dr Okonkwo and the ZLP in the November 6 election.”