From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
Senator representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District, Alhaji Muhammadu Adamu Aliero, has distributed items estimated at N100 million to members of the constituency aimed at providing succor towards poverty alleviation and improvement of the people’s economy.
The grand occasion which took place at the senator’s residence located at GRA Birnin kebbi, has the attendance of the state governor, Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, his Deputy Alhaji Samaila Yombe Dabai, top government functionaries and politicians.
Speaking at the distribution ceremony, which is the second of its kind, Senator Adamu Aliero disclosed that the items include 500 grinding machines, 500 sewing machines, 300 water pumping machines, 250 motorcycles and 8 new cars for each local government APC chairmen.
He disclosed further that the gesture was to improve the living standard of men and women of the constituent, and assured that it would be a continues process; saying: “I have so far provided a number of boreholes, 3 classroom blocks in each local government – and plans are underway to construct 25 additional classroom blocks, in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBE).”
Aliero further said that in addition to that, 3,000 women in the constituency would benefit from financial assistance of N10,000 (ten thousand naira) each, to engage themselves in petty trades.
In his remarks, the state governor, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, applauded the performance of the senator; and enjoined other elected officials to follow suite, while calling on the beneficiaries to judiciously utilize the items given to them.
He advised that the wife of the senator, Hajiya Maimuna Adamu Aliero, should be the overseer of the distribution of the items in order to ensure fairness and justice in the distribution.
“I sincerely appreciate this effort made by the senator, of remembering members of his constituency; and I hold the belief that the gesture would go a long way in boosting their morale, as well as trust in the APC as a party.
“On behalf of the beneficiaries and the good people of Kebbi State, I want to, once again, thank you for this wonderful gesture,” Atiku declared.
In his remark, the state chairman of the APC, Barr. Attahiru Maccido, thanked the senator for the gesture, and assured him of party’s support and cooperation towards promoting democracy in the state.