The Kwara State Government on Friday denied as false and baseless an online publication claiming that the government gifted cars to a youth group, popularly known as Good Boys, in the state.
In a statement issued via its Facebook page: Facebook.com/Kwara Govt, the government described the story as a fallacy and urged the public to disregard it.
It said: “We have become aware of an online story published today which claimed that the state government distributed cars to a youth group referred to as ‘good boys’ in the state. For the avoidance of doubt, we maintain that nothing could be further from the truth. On the contrary, several youth groups, including the one referenced in the false story, benefitted like other Kwarans from the state government’s empowerment scheme under its Small and Medium Enterprises(SME) program. These credit funds were disbursed through micro-finance banks to beneficiaries in the state upon approval of their loan application.
“At no point were vehicles issued directly to any youth group, individual or association under the scheme by the government. The public is hereby urged to discountenance the false story as it bears no resemblance to the reality of the government empowerment scheme, conceived to move more youths and women into entrepreneurship.”