Posted by News Express | 3 February 2020 | 796 times
A 300-level student of the Music Department of the University of Port Harcourt has emerged winner of the January edition of the ‘Help the Hard Worker’ competition organised by the popular non-governmental organisation, Princewill’s Trust for entrepreneurs, youths and Rivers residents who are engaged in micro-business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State.
Mr. George Tamunomenji Amonia beat over 1,000 contestants who entered for the contest to emerge winner for the month of January 2020, with Mr. Princewill Goodluck and Miss Duru Cynthia emerging first and second runners up respectively.
Receiving the cash prize of N100,000 at his gaming centre premises in Buguma city, capital of the Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Amonia thanked the organisers and described the gesture as a big testimony to the fact that hard work and consistency actually do pay.
He revealed that he started out the business with funds realised from menial jobs and called on youths in the state to look for other tangible activities such as fishing, farming and any vocational activity, rather than waiting for white collar jobs or engaging in criminal activities or economic crimes within the state and around the country at large.
On her part, the highly elated mother of the winner, Deaconess Fabia Amonia George thanked the team from Princewill’s Trust for the gesture which she initially had doubts about the competition, while confessing that the doubts have now been cleared by the arrival of the team in Buguma and the handing over of the prize to her son.
She commended the founder of the Trust, Prince Tonye T. J. T. Princewill, for the initiative and prayed for more blessing in his life to enable him sustain the good work the Trust is doing.
Speaking on behalf of Princewill’s Trust, Dagogo Emmanuel stated that the aim of the Princewill’s Trust is to contribute to the development of Rivers State through little support to entrepreneurs of small, micro and medium scale business owners to enable them expand their business and in turn create jobs which in turn help reduce poverty and so making a small contribution to bridging the inequality gap in the state.
Dagogo also used the opportunity to call on youths in the state to be peaceful and law abiding so as to give the state a positive image which will not only help attract the needed investments into the state but will enable existing businesses strive, which will in turn create job opportunities, reduce poverty and improve our development.
He called on other Rivers men and women, small business owners, youths and hard workers in the state to take advantage of the Princewill’s Trust initiative by going to register for the February edition of the competition as they too might emerge winners of the competition some day. With almost two decades of giving back, the Trust has been engaged in many interventions from small business support, women and skills development, disaster relief, scholarships, youth engagement and continuous medical outreach.
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