Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
No fewer than 50,000 youths and widows have benefited from over N1b Federal constituency projects of a federal lawmaker in Kebbi State.
Addressing journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday, a member representing Suru and Bagudo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Bello Kaoje said that the gesture is part of his campaign promises to empower the people of his own constituency and state at large on different skills.
He further pointed out that the projects executed were aimed at bringing succor and development to the area as well as complementing the government’s efforts in developing the communities.
Hon. Kaoje explained further that a lot of projects have been executed by him in his own constituency, adding that over 5,000 motorcycles were purchased for the youth, and grinding machines were also given to the widows and orphans.
“You see, if I said I should mention all my projects we are going to spend more hours hear and it will not finish, among all the members you are free to go and see my constituency projects, my people are always happy with me and that is why I came unopposed during our primary elections,” he added.
Some items distributed are 2 cars, tricycles, motorcycles, pumping machines, grinding machines, sewing machines, 7 deep-freezers, 8 assorted grains, 9 school exercise books, 10 mattresses, 11 roofing sheets, 12 cement, 13 cash grants, 14 training, and empowerment skills acquisition center in illo Kaoje and Dakingari.
Other are 500 solar street lights across the federal constituency solar-powered boreholes roads, 10 blocks of 6 classrooms across the constituency bridges, 5 town halls across the constituency hospital in Lolo, Mosques, and drainages
He stated further that more than 1000 tricycle bikes were also distributed to youth across the two Local government areas in the constituency, over 1000 pump machines were also shared to farmers, fertilizers were distributed, and grains were given to the less privileged.
Kaoje emphasized that schools, both primary and secondary were renovated and provided with furniture, while boreholes were constructed in some of the communities.
He admonished all the media practitioners to verify their reports before going on air, “I commended journalists for their good work in the society but they should be objectives in their reporting,” he said.