Jubilation In Amato As Chris Nwa-Abia Empowers Business Owners, Start-Ups With N200,000 Grant


Jubilation In Amato As Chris Nwa-Abia Empowers Business Owners, Start-Ups With N200,000 Grant

By NewsCritic Reporters

The rustic community of Amato Isingwu in Isingwu Ward of Umuahia North LGA on Tuesday 19 March, 2024 erupted with jubilation at the grand finale of the Chris Akachukwu Nwa-Abia funded business grant for small business owners and start-up businesses, as 15 people benefitted and got N200, 000 cash each to inject in their businesses.

At the ceremony which held at the Umuda Okorocha Civic Centre venue of the final draw to select the winners, the sponsor of the programme Chief (Dr) Chris Akachukwu Nwa-Abia said he quite understands the predicament of businesses and the challenge faced in starting a new business, in terms of access to start-up capital.

Chief Chris Nwa-Abia who is also the founder of the Team Nwa-Abia Movement disclosed that when he started business, that he struggled to raise start-up capital then, adding that he understands the plight of the people. He said he wants to make things easier for business owners and start up businesses by helping them with business grant to grow and expand their businesses.

Said Nwa-Abia “when I started business, I struggled to raise start-up capital, so I understand the implications. I want to make it easier for you…I started my business with N15,000 I raised myself, no one gave me a dime. But I know it’s not everyone that has that kind of grace. So, with this small help all of you can stand well and also help others in the process. I want to see you become successful and grow with this N200,000 grant.

“let me make it clear that it is not because I have all the money in my pocket and looking for what to do with it, rather it is an act of benevolence and burning passion in me to help humanity that is responsible for my interventions, and I hope the beneficiaries will make good use of this stimulus package.

Chris Nwa-Abia who holds the title of Ihie Umuahia and Omeroha Isingwu, admonished the beneficiaries to also try and be of help to others in need, especially those who want to buy things like food items on credit should not be sent away as long as they can pay later.

NewsCritic online reports that over 70 candidates applied for the grant in Amato out of which about 45 people passed the first screening exercise. The committee saddled with the responsibility later embarked on business verification exercise, which saw 30 business owners and start-ups qualify for the final draw for the eventual selection of 15 candidates for the grant.

The empowerment grant programme is also running simultaneously at Isingwu Okpuala (4UA) which is at the finale stage of disbursement to qualified candidates, who have passed the screening and verification of business exercise. The programme will commence in Umuda Isingwu and Amafor Isingwu sooner than later, according to the founder of Team Nwa-Abia Movement.

Jubilation In Amato As Chris Nwa-Abia Empowers Business Owners, Start-Ups With N200,000 Grant