A’IBOM SPEAKER CHARGES RHAP-YESS WINNERS TO BE APOLITICAL IN BUSINESS
The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey has charged winners of the 6th edition of RHAB-YESS not to link politics to their businesses and be prudent with the seed funds provided to them.
The Speaker gave the charge during the event of cash presentation to the winners of the 6th edition of Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey Youth Entrepreneurship Support Scheme RHAB-YESS, Friday.
In Speaker’s word, “I congratulate the winners of this editions’ outing and I charge you all to be prudent with the seed funds provided to you to expand your businesses and also be employers of labour.”
The Speaker who was represented by the Clerk of the House, Mrs Mandu Umoren noted that most businesses collapse as a result of entrepreneurs linking politics to their businesses.
He charged winners never to link their businesses to politics and remain apolitical in their dealings with their clients.
Present as the Special Guest of Honour on the occasion, the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the Governor on Multilateral and Donor Agencies – Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ndianabasi Nana Udom appreciated the Speaker for the ingenuity and magnanimity in supporting young entrepreneurs in the State.
He charged the winners to be conscientious in their businesses and never be distracted from their focus.
The SSA also admonished the winners to be courageous and smart in their business dealings so that they will always leave a positive impression in the minds of their clients.
Appreciating the managers of the program, the SSA encouraged them to always be objective in their selecting process and give more opportunities to young entrepreneurs in the State.
In his note, one of the manager of the program, Mr. Darlington Udobong said the process is always open and very impartial to all Akwa Ibom entrepreneurs to participate.
Meanwhile, the Star prize of N250,000 went to Janet Godwin Asuquo, a make over artist and also an indigene of Uyo LGA.
Second prize of N150,000 was won by Akaninyene Marcus from Ikot Abasi LGA who is into laundry and drycleaning business.
The third prize of N100,000 went to Emmanuel Solomon James from Uruan LGA who is into Online Marketing.
Extending the milk of kindness, the Speaker donated a sum of N500,000 to Udeme Okon Essien, a business owner from Uruan LGA, who lost his boutique to fire few months ago.
On behalf of the winners, Janet Godwin Asuquo thanked the Speaker for giving young entrepreneurs in the State hope and support. She promised that the winners will plough back the seed funds into their businesses for expansion and to improve the economy of the State.