Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, weekend said his administration will next month deploy over N600m to empower at least 2,400 women and youths in the state. Dave Umahi Umahi, who stated this while assenting to three bills recently passed into law by Ebonyi State House of Assembly added that he would soon send a letter to the lawmakers requesting for approval of part of the money. He explained that the plan was part of his administration’s effort to ensure that women and youths were made to engage in productive activities to fend for their families and contribute to the development of the state. “The administration wants to deploy N600 million in the month of August towards ensuring that at least 2,400 of our youths and women have something doing in this state. So the request will be coming to you,” the governor told the Assembly members who were present as he signed the bills. Umahi commended the lawmakers for the speedy passage of the bills which he said would enhance development of the state.