Impact lives of your people, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila urges those in authority as Imo Reps dole out commercial vehicles, motorcycles, grinding machines to constituents
The House of Reps Speaker, Rep. femi Gbajabiamila has enjoined Nigerians in positions of authority to imbibe the culture of impacting the lives of their people positively.
He said the welfare of the people should be of concern to Nigerians elected or appointed to serve at all times.
The Speaker spoke on Monday at the Central School Umuozu, Nwagele LGA, Imo State during the constituency empowerment of Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre/Nwangele and Ideato North/South Federal Constituencies by Rep Ugonna Ozurigbo and Rep. Paschal Obi respectively.
Gbajabiamila, who was represented at the events by the Majority Leader of the House, Rep. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, said the regular empowerment of the constituents has the ultimate potential of lifting a large number of people out of poverty and make them useful to the society.
The House Leader was accompanied by the Deputy Whip of the House, Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Rep. Bello Kaoje (Kebbi), Rep. Bello Nagari (Taraba), Rep. @IbeeHass (Kano), Rep. @FARAR_ANIYA (Kaduna), Rep. @EngrSBala (Kano)…and Special Assistant to the Speaker on Legislative Matters. Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe.
A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, a former governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nwosu and members of the traditional rulers’ council from the two Federal Constituencies also graced the empowerment programmes.
The Speaker urged the beneficiaries to show appreciation by growing their respective trades so that they could empower others.
“Aware of our present economic situation, what is happening here today is what has been going on around the entire country by every member of the House
“What we are witnessing here today and around the country by members of the House of Representatives is to show that we are not only sensitive but also responsible to the people who have elected us into office.”
While appreciating Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, in his remark, Uzorigbo, who was at the third phase of his empowerment programmes, presented 60 commercial vehicles to beneficiaries from among his constituents at the Central School Umuozu, Nwagele LGA, disclosed that the Speaker was instrumental to the inclusion of the City Centre project in the national budget.
At the Civic Centre Ogboko, Ideato South LGA, over 300 people were presented with commercial vehicles, motorcycles sewing machines, grinding machines and household materials, including foams, among several other economic items by Rep. Paschal Obi.