By Hassan Umar Shallpella, Adamawa
Following devastation by Boko Haram insurgents in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state Northeast Nigeria that shares a border with Sambisa forest, the enclave of the insurgents located in Borno state, the Member representing the area in the State House of Assembly Mr. Haruna Jilantikiri, has distributed empowerment items to the electorates worth millions of naira.
Beneficiaries which are mainly youths and women received one hundred and twenty (120) sewing machines, ninety (90) Gasoline Power Generating Sets, and ninety (90) Super Power Clippers.
Madagali Local Government Council’s Secretariat, Mr. Haruna Jilantikiri stated tthat gesture is part of the effort been made towards empowering the electorates to become self-reliant.
Mr Haruna stated that he decided to contribute his own quota towards economically empowering youths and women whose business places were been destroyed by the hoodlums.
The lawmaker thanked the people of Madagali Constituency for their support pledging to justify the confidence reposed on him by the electorates.
The political wards include Palam, Madagali, Wula, Wagga, SS Vapra, Bebel, Hyambula, Kirchinga, Gulak, and Mayo WWandu.
Speaker of the state House Aminu Iya Abbas who was represented by the Majority Leader, Alhaji. Hammantukur Yettisuri commended the member for the laudable empowerment program Chairman Physically Challenged Persons, Madagali Local Government, Yakubu Hassan appeal to the House of Assembly to consider establishing a Commission for Physically Persons in the state.
In a remark, the Chairman Madagali Local Government Council, Mr. Aiden Tsukumu, called on the beneficiaries to judiciously utilize the item to empower themselves economically.