In order to reduce hardship occasioned by dwindling income, job losses and other forms of hardships wrought on the people by the COVID-19 pandemic, the member representing Toungo, Ganye, Jada and Mayo Belwa federal constituency in the house of representatives, Hon Abdulrazaq Namdas has today provided assorted empowerment packages for his constituents.
Items distributed by the lawmaker include; 30 vehicles,150 wheel chairs for people living with disability, 100 water pumps, 400 sewing machines, 100 motorcycles and 100 milling machines.
The program which took place at the Ganye civic center, was the fourth time Namdas is distributing such items since he assumed office.
Elucidating the rationale behind the gesture, Namdas said the token was donated to show appreciation to the people of the constituency who elected him to represent them on two occasions.
“I have to empower my people because they done much for me. They have taken me to the house of representatives on two occasions.
” Apart from that, the COVID-19 pandemic has led many to lose their jobs while salaries have been reduced. People cannot even eat. There is a lot of economic downturn.
“We have to come and assist people with vehicles and empowerment tools so that they can start their own jobs,” he said.
Namdas said, another reason which spurred him to make the intervention is to curtail the rate of crime by providing livelihoods to the masses, adding that he deliberately gave hunters patrol vehicles to assist in addressing the spate of crimes in the area promising to provide more palliatives and jobs in the near future.
Also commenting, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Ibrahim Bilal, thanked the lawmaker for the rare gesture aimed at empowering a significant number of his people.
Bilal who showered encomiums to the lawmaker, vouched for his reliability, integrity and trustworthiness.
He urged the lawmaker to treat new defectors into the party with fairness and accord them equal opportunities in the scheme of things.
He urged the lawmaker to ensure that all persons in the local government are carried along in the distribution of the palliatives and other packages without recourse to party affiliation, religious leanings and any other tendency.
Also commenting, the chairman of Muslims Council, Adamawa State chapter, Malam Gambo Jika, thanked the lawmaker for donating buses each to Muslim organizations in the four local governments.
He urged other politicians to emulate the gesture noting that politics should serve as a unifying factor not a divisive one.
In his speech, Rev father John Clement, representative of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa state chapter, also thanked the member for donating buses each to CAN in the four local governments.
Also speaking, the chairman of people living with disability, Adamawa State chapter, Abubakar Hosere was full of encomiums for the member for donating 150 wheel chairs to his members.
He pledged his organization’s continued support to the lawmaker so that he can consolidate the laudable feats he has rooted.