Hon. Obinna Chidoka of Idemili North/South Federal Constituency and Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat on Saturday, November 12, 2016, distributed empowerment materials worth about N30m to selected constituents at an empowerment programme at Obosi, Idemili North of Anambra.
At the well-attended event, graced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Deputy Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and several lawmakers from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All People’s Congress (APC) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Hon Chidoka thanked Ndi Idemili for the opportunity to represent them at the House of Representatives and also expressed his appreciation to the PDP for standing by him during the plethora of litigations that his victory at the 2015 polls attracted.
He said that there was no better way to appreciate his constituents who freely gave him their mandate than to empower some well deserving sons and daughters of Idemili North and South Federal constituency through provisions of trade tools to enable them put their skills to work and earn a decent living to support their families and by extension, Ndi Idemili.
The empowerment items distributed at the auspicious occasion included 16 Transformers, 10 Tricycles, 15 Motorcycles, 10 Generators, 52 Sewing Machines, 21 Grinding Machines and 100 Camping Gas. The lawmaker noted that although the items were not enough and could not possibly satisfy the deluge of demands and requests from Ndi Idemili, but that it was a definite step in the right direction and that the economic empowerment scheme shall be a continuous one. He urged the beneficiaries to use the items wisely to support their families whilst appealing for patience from those yet to benefit from the scheme.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara congratulated the lawmaker for making dividends of democracy available to his constituents, in addition to quality representation at the National Assembly.
Some of the Honourable members in attendance at the event include:
Hon. Chukwuka Onyema (Anambra – Minority Leader)
Hon. Amadi Dennis (Enugu)
Hon. Toby Okechukwu (Enugu)
Hon. Alli J. Isa (Gombe)
Hon. Omosede Igbinedion (Edo)
Hon. Henry Nwawuba (Imo)
Hon. Onyereri Chukwudi Jones (Imo)
Hon. Austin Chukwukere (Imo)
Hon. John Chike Okafor (Imo)
Hon. Danlami Kurfi (Katsina)
Hon. Kunle Akinlade (Ogun)
Hon. Prince Ogbeide Ihama (Edo)
Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki (Sokoto)
Hon. Dozie Nwankwo (Anambra)
Hon. Obinna Onwubuariri (Imo)
Hon. Darlington Nwokocha (Abia)
Hon. Emeka Anohu (Anambra)
Hon. Onyemaechi Joan Mrakpor (Delta)
Hon. Hassan Saleh (Benue)
Hon. Herman Hembe (Benue)
Hon. Victor Nwokolo (Delta)
Hon. Shiddi Usman Danjuma (Taraba)
Hon. Immanuel Ekong (Akwa Ibom)
Hon. Tajudeen Obasa (Lagos)
Hon. Idisi Lovette Idisi (Delta)
Hon. Igariwey Iduma (Ebonyi)
Hon. Onyenweife Gabriel (Anambra)
Below are Pictures of some of the items which Hon. Obinna Chidoka distributed to deserving Constituents: