For the umpteenth time, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Ndudi Elumelu has distributed and presented machine tools and other materials to members of his constituency.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dr. Iyorchia Ayo who supervised the distribution of the tools to dozens of less privileged, applauded the Minority for his outstanding contributions towards human capital development of the people in his Aniocha/Oshimili Federal constituency.
Speaking on Friday at the 2022 edition of the Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu’s empowerment programme for the people of his Federal Constituency, held at the Cenotaph, Asaba, Dr. Ayu acknowledged that Elumelu who represents Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives had done well, even as he affirmed that the PDP was very proud of him.
No fewer than 665 constituents were empowered with items ranging from tricycles, motorcycles, high capacity power generating sets, deep freezers and high standard sewing machines, while 300 artisans were empowered with Cash grants of N100, 000.00 to support their vocation.
While urging other representatives to replicate what Elumelu had done in their respective constituencies, the PDP National chairman urged politicians to place high premium on the welfare of citizens, especially the ordinary Nigerians.
In his remarks, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa noted that Rt. Hon. Elumelu was doing great wonders in his representation of his constituents, adding that the event was not the first time he was empowering the people in the constituency.
According to the governor, it is important that people continue to realise that when you find yourself in privileged position, you must honour people because it is through the votes of the people that we find ourselves in wherever we are as elected officials.
“I thank God for your life. Last year, l spoke glowingly of what you had done; today, it appears to me that you have even surpassed what you did last year; may God continue to empower you.
“There is no doubt that anything that is done to engage every youth, every man or every woman in Delta State and to support them to succeed in life, such a person that does that is helping the government of Delta State to reach out.
Towards the end of 2021, a total of 456 constituents drawn from various wards across the four local government areas in Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency benefited from the gesture.
The beneficiary local government areas were Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimili North and Oshimili South.
The 2021-empowerment items were 111 electricity-generating sets, 90 deep freezers, 148 motorcycles and 107 tricycles.
Elumelu had said: “I urge the beneficiaries to be passionate in putting these items into proper use and to see this as an opportunity to climb to an enviable level of prosperity, which is before you today.
“Though it appears insignificant, it is my expectation that from this small beginning, with determination, focus and fear of God, you will be able to record amazing testimonies not only as employers of labour in our communities but also providers of essential social services to meet some of the essential needs of our people.”