By Our Reporter
The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has empowered his constituents with cash and material items worth about N16 million for the overall development of the constituency and the state at large.
Abdullahi (APC-Umaisha/Ugya), distributed the items on Sunday in Umaisha,Toto LGA of the state.
He distributed N30,000 cash each to 100 students, N30,000 cash each to 100 women, 70 sewing machines,70 grinding machines and over 800 pieces of wrappers to women in his constituency.
The lawmaker also presented 40 water pump machines , 50 cartoons of herbicides and 40 sprayers in order to boost food security in his constituency, the state and Nigeria at large.
The 30.000 each to 100 students according to the Speaker is his yearly Scholarship under “Balarabe Education Support Program”while the 30,000 each to 100,women is to enable them start small businesses under the yearly “Balarabe Women Empowerment program”respectively.
“Since my first election in 2015, I initiated these programmes aimed at reducing hardship among my people which by God’s grace I hope to sustain”he said.
“My people are of the riverine,mainly farmers and fishermen and I deem it necessary to procured agricultural inputs for them”the speaker added.
He use the medium to call for prayers and support for president mohammadu Buhari,Governor Abdullahi Sule and other leaders at all levels to succeed.
In his address Governor Abdullahi Sule who was represented by Secretary to the state Government SSG Ahmad Aliyu Tijani emphasized that since 2015 Balarabe Abdullahi has changed the narrative in grassroot politics in the state describing him as an asset to APC as a party calling on others to emulate him.
On their parts,the national vice chairman of APC,North Central Ahmed Suleiman wambai,Alh Aliyu Bello,APC State Secretary who stood in for his Chairman,chairman of the occasion Yusuf musa omaki,state commissioner for Health pharm Ahmed Baba Yahaya among others showered encomium on the speaker calling on the people of the area to continued their support for him and the party for more good things.
The deputy speaker of the state assembly Rt Hon Nahemiah Tsentse Dandaura supported by Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Alkali described him as a leader worthy of emulation praying God to uplift him the more.
Recalled that this is coming just seven months into his second tenure.
It will also be recalled that during the speaker’s first tenure and within hundred days he sank boreholes across the six electoral wards in his constituency,donated six vehicles and six motor circles in 2015.
It would also be recalled that in December, 2016, the speaker who is also the vice chairman North Central,Nigeria Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures distributed scholarship, modern flying boats and vehicles, among other items, worth N14 million to his constituents
It would be further recalled that also in December 2018, the Nasarawa State Number Three citizen distributed scholarship and other empowerment items, worth N15 million to his constituents.