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Dogara commends lawmaker’s free medical outreach


Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara PHOTO: TWITTER/DOGARA

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commended the untiring efforts and dogged spirit with which Chief Dozie Nwankwo, representing Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukofia Federal Constituency, has continued to pursue the welfare and challenges of his constituency in the course of his duty.

He observed the large turnout and display of love towards Nwankwo by the people and the presence of personalities, including lawmakers, traditional/community/religious leaders and party chieftains, was enough indication that they are with him and that he is on ground with his people.

Speaking at the Enugwu-Ukwu Stadium, venue of this year’s edition of the legislator’s 13th annual free medical outreach, Dogara, represented by Darlington Nwokocha (Ngwa North Federal Constituency), who is the Deputy Chairman on Federal Character, spoke about the benefits of returning/re-electing a lawmaker/member, saying it accords him/her a “ranking” status and enables him/her master the game of synergy, rapport and bridge building across zones, parties and committees in the National Assembly to get more attention for his/her constituency.


Nwankwo, while acknowledging the need to do more for the constituents, said he set up the outreach since 2009, long before he considered joining politics, as a channel to assist the needy and to give back to society.

He stated that he currently indulges not just in lawmaking and oversight function duties, but also involves his personal funds, salary, allowances and other entitlements in pursuit of the needs of his constituents, such as the outreach, water scheme, poverty alleviation scheme, in the form of cars, motorcycles, tricycles, widows support for more than 5,000 beneficiaries, barbing/hairdressing gadgets, wheelchairs, grinding and sewing machines.

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