Fraud – Police Arrest Bayelsa Free Agricultural Training and Empowerment Initiative Co-ordinators

Fraud – Police Arrest Bayelsa Free Agricultural Training and Empowerment Initiative Co-ordinators

Bayelsa State News After advertising Bayelsa Free Agricultural Training and Empowerment Initiative” which was allegedly sponsored by by Hon.Chief Michael Magbisa (Vice Chairman PDP Bayelsa West), Hon. Barr. Festus Daumiebi Sunday, and Hon. Ebiegberi Diri, to assist interested Bayelsans with the necessary knowledge of the aforementioned sectors. Read here : Bayelsa Free Agricultural Training and Empowerment Initiative (BFATEI)

The team responsible for the programme went on to task applicants a thousand naira each against what was meant to be a free skill empowerment programme as stated on their bfatei website. This made one of the sponsors of the programme Hon barr. Festus Daumiebi Sunday withdrew his sponsorship of the programe, saying that he is not a part of the said Initiative.

He said, Some young Bayelsans came to him that they needed support to train and empower youths in the area of Agriculture, stating that “would be” beneficiaries were not meant to pay a dime, hence they needed his support as they reassured him that everything about the Programme is free but that they needed support to kick start farming.
As someone who is interested in the well-being of young people especially of those who have chosen the part of industry, He pledged to support them financially within available resources.

For their take-off, He pledged to provide land, free of charge and free from any encumbrance for a period of two years for those having the challenge of land to commence farming upon completion of the free training.
It is therefore surprising to hear that the promoters of the scheme are demanding money from potential beneficiaries for whatever purpose.
As the promoters have chosen to be insincere with Bayelsans, He therefore withdrew his support of any form to the scheme.

According to our source, that didn’t stop the coordinators of the said programme from collecting fees from applicants. News reaching us today says Hon. David Alagoa, the  Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources Bayelsa state with the help of security operatives “Operation Doo- Akpo” has apprehend the coordinators of BFATEI  from defrauding innocent Bayelsa youths in the name of giving out Agric- loans/grants at Opolo town hall.

Fraud – Police Arrest Bayelsa Free Agricultural Training and Empowerment Initiative Co-ordinators