Clark said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba.
He said that the 1,080 persons were empowered under the Community Services Women and Youths Employment (CSWYE) of SURE-P.
He said that the beneficiaries were drawn from eight local government areas of the zone.
He added that there had not been any programme in the past that impacted the poor as much as the SURE-P.
“In my zone a total of 1,080 persons have been engaged under the CSWYE in the short period in both the pilot and the first ramp-up of the programme.
Information from This Day was used in this report.