Adamawa reps member Laori, empowers over 200 women

By Shafi’u Saleh, Yola

No fewer than 200 women in Lamuurde local government of Adamawa State have benefitted from the latest empowerment package by the federal lawmaker representing Numan, Demsa and Lamurde federal constituency, Rt. Hon Kwamoti Laori.

In an elaborate event on this year’s Valentine’s Day, the women were treated to a surprise distribution of empowerment materials amidst cheers and ecstasy.

The event which was the first of its kind ever to be arranged by the Lawmaker attracted applauses and commendations as it was also celebrated amidst pomp and peagentry.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hon Laori reminded the constituents that the gesture was part of his campaign promise in 2019 where he informed that he will engage in Youth empowerment, infrastructural development and to also help in tackling security challenges in the area.

Laori further highlighted some of his recorded achievements in the last two years to include the facilitation of youth employment into the public sector, training and cash support to all categories of persons.

“Sponsoring of 103 persons to access loan grants, cash support for over 900 women petty traders, Supply of laptops to students, construction of an ultra modern ICT center, distribution of dry season farming inputs with cash support, facilitation of COVID Rapid Response N Power benefits to over 200 beneficiaries, etc.

The member further stated that the distribution of the empowerment materials was done in view of the abundance of intelligent human capital in the area. he advised that the potentials once put to good use can minimize poverty and unemployment.

He highlighted that the selection of beneficiaries was done according to individual applications and need assessment by stakeholders where at least one person was selected from the 102 Polling Units that make up the 10 wards in Lamurde.

Hon Laori informed the gathering that in keeping to his primary responsibility as a Federal law maker, he has sponsored a number of life impacting bills that are at various stages of legislation.

He thereafter urged the people to continue to support the PDP and the Government of Adamawa State under the able leadership of H E Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

The Hama Bachama who was represented by the Kpana Rigangun applauded the gesture saying it will go a long way in alleviating poverty in the area.

The event which took place at the Chairman’s Lodge in Lamurde had in attendance top government functionaries ,politicians and personalities that included , Hon Dishi Khobe, Commissioner of Higher Education, Hon. Lami Ahmed- Commisioner women Affairs, Hon. Talatu Yohana- The Chairperson Transition Committee Lamurde LGA, Hon Bulus Daniel, The Wakili Lamurde, Village and Ward Heads, Reps of CAN and Muslim Council, Party Executives and a host of others.

While appealing to beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items given to them, Hon Laori on a lighter note promised to patronized the shops of Barbers who were given clippers and generator sets so as to ascertain the level of their seriousness.

Guests were entertained to cultural dances from the Mwana and the Wajale dance troupes.

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