100 Days In Office: Nasarawa Federal Lawmaker empowers 321 constituents
The All Progressives Congress (APC) member representing Wamba, Akwanga, Nasarawa Eggon Federal Constituency, Honourale Jeremiah Umaru, has in his 100 days in office, empowered 321 youths and women in his constituency.
Umaru, who is the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Public Account doled out various items, including scholarship to 101 students in his constituency drawn from various higher institutions across the country.
Speaking during distribution of items in Akwanga Local Council yesterday, Umaru, who was newly elected, stated that the gesture was to thank his people for ensuring his victory at the last elections.
“For the fact that my people chose to vote me even when some people were degrading me as small boy from nowhere, what is happening today is the beginning.”
The items distributed include, 40 deep freezers, 30 sowing machines, 30 grinding machines and 100 cooking stoves.
He also gave scholarship sum of N50,000 each to 101 students from the constituency studying at different tertiary institutions across the country.
He said that the beneficiaries of the scholarship were drown from all the polling units of the 35 electoral wards of the constituency.
He also donated 20 Peugeot salon cars to his supporters cutting across all political parties in the state because according to him, the time for politics was over and it was time for governance.
He equally donated another six set of 300 KVA transformers to the three Local Government Areas of the constituency.
Umaru added that recently, he donated three 300 KVA transformers, installed 100 solar powered street lights and distributed fertilizer and sprayer to 100 farmers.
“I have designed a comprehensive blueprint to tackle the numerous challenges confronting the people of my constituency. I have a programme to tackle the electricity problem, empower the youths and women, empower farmers to ensure food security, promote sporting activities among others”, he added.
The law maker further said that he has also sponsored six bills which had already passed first reading and one motion at the green chamber to attract federal government’s presence to his constituency.
The young lawmaker promised to maintain the developmental stride noting that it he does not start what he would not sustain.
Unavailing the items and inaugurating the scholarship scheme, Gov. Abdullahi Sule commended the member for making him, the constituency and the state proud.
Governor Sule also lauded the member for sponsoring six bills in just 100 days in office, adding that, “there is no way a member who is not serious to deliver will be able to sponsor such number of bills within the period under review.”
Sule encouraged the member to sustain the performance and advised beneficiaries of the gesture to use them to better their lives and not to sale them.
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