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Published On: Tue, Feb 27th, 2018

Gombe lawmaker pays NECO registration for 600 students

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From David Hassan Gombe

In an effort to improve education in Gombe South Senatorial District, Deputy Minority Whip House of Representatives, Hajiya Fatima Binta Bello has spent Nine Million Naira on the payment of NECO registration fees for 600 less privileged students.
Hajiya Binta Bello who represents Kaltungo /Shongum Federal Constituency, disclosed this while flagging-off the disbursement of registration fees in Talase, Balanga Local Government Area yesterday Represented by her Senior Legislative Aide, Simon Dauda, said it’s her hope that the beneficiaries would seize the opportunity to improve their living standards.
He said beneficiaries are 150 students each from across the four local government areas of Balanga, Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom making up the Gombe South senatorial district.
Dauda further explained that Hajiya Binta, unlike other politicians who merely show up in their constituency during elections, is committed to giving back to the society, particularly to the less privileged.
He described her as a household name in the constituency because of her selfless service to the community.
While noting that the event was among several other initiatives embarked upon by the lawmaker, Dauda further disclosed that Hajiya Binta recently constructed seven, one-block of classrooms, constructed a modern abattoir in Billiri as well as trained 20 butchers to manage and operate the abattoir.
“Abattoir is a business. The upgrade would see improvement in milk and meat production using modern techniques,” he said.
Dauda said the butchers would receive their training at the National Veterinary Research Institute Vom.
At the ceremony in Talase, various sums of money were given to principals of benefiting schools as NECO registration fees.
In a goodwill message, Elder Yohanna Bilwa, a second republic Bauchi assembly member, commended the lawmaker for her initiative.
While urging Hajiya Binta to sustain her good effort, Elder Bilwa called on the beneficiaries to utilize the opportunity by studying hard to become better citizens

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