There was great jubilation at the Gangwi Civic Centre, Ganye when the member representing Ganye, Jada, Toungo and Mayo Belwa at the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas distributed empowerment tools to members of his constituents.
Hundreds of the constituents got a share of items distributed to support small scale businesses and startups with a view to reducing unemployment.
Among the items distributed are 30 motor vehicles, 150 wheel chairs, 100 water pumps, 400 sewing machines, 100 motorcycles and 100 milling machines.
Hon Namdas while addressing the marmot crowd thanked them for trusting him with their votes and promised to do more to empower his constituents especially now that the COVID-19 has crippled peoples means of livelihood.
” I have to empower my people because they trust me enough to vote me as their representative for the second time. The Coronavirus virus has affected peoples’ economy and many have lost their means of livelihood. It is only natural for me to give back to my constituents at this critical time to support them so they can get back on their feet and be self reliant,” he said.
Among the beneficiaries of the empowerment tools are the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Muslim Council, Adamawa state chapter, who got one sienna bus each from the four local governments.
Also among the beneficiaries are the vigilante groups from the four local government. Each group got operation trucks to help them in carrying out their duties of helping in safeguarding lives and combatting crimes.
The lawmaker who is the chairman of the House of Representatives on army, said the decision to support the vigilante was born out of the need to curb the increasing cases of kidnapping and other criminality in communities.
He said ” I am the chairman of the house committee on army and it worries me how kidnapping and other crimes have been on the increase here. I believe that these vehicles would help the vigilante in their operations as the help the security agencies to combat the criminal elements in the society.”
One hundred and fifty people living with disability got a wheelchair each, while women and youths were gifted milling machines, water pumps, sewing machines and water pumps.