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Bauchi Rep gives millions of naira as empowerment to constituents, flags off constrution bridge, Islamiyya projects

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A cross section of participants at the Town Hall meeting

By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

The Member representing Toro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, Hon. Ismail Haruna Dabo has distributed empowerment funds worth millions of naira to members of his constituency.

He empowered 55 Youths with a start up capital to the tune of N6.5m and called on them to effectively make of us of the capital fo self sufficiency.

“Considering the unemployment rate and its attendant increasing poverty among Youths, this empowerment becomes necessary,” he said.

The Member also disbursed the sum of N1.6m for 21 students who are beneficiaries of the category B Haske Scholarships program for the 2024/2025 Academic session. Each student under this category got the sum of N80,000.

Recall that, the beneficiaries were despatched into categories where 10 selected Students were paid N100,000 each under Medical Sciences of Category A.

In his quest to return power to the grassroots, he engaged stakeholders from Lame District which gave them an opportunity to highlights some of the challenges confronting their Communities which include lack of jobs, employment opportunities and shortage of portable drinking water.

The Member promised to bring more meaningful developments that will impact positively on the lives of the people.

He also promised to interven in ensuring that the concerns raised during the Town Hall meeting were giving a priority for intervention particularly the water which serve as an engine to human survival.

He supported the stakeholders with a the sum of N1million as logistics while the sum of N5million was also distributed to various groups and stakeholders across the Constituency during the visit.

Hon. Isma’il Dabo appreciated the Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for enlisting Toro Federal Constituency as one of the major beneficiaries of his administration. Notably, the ongoing construction of Gel Jaule to Lame road.

Meanwhile, Isma’il Dabo also flagged off the construction of Sauke/Fingel bridge to provide unhindered access to people of the area especially in the raining season.

The bridge will cost the sum of over N15m and has been death trap for decades halting so many economic activities and making transporting farm produce impossible for inhabitants of the area.

When completed, the bridge will link Gumau – Unguwan Pah – Sauke – Kadiri -Pingel – Ragi-Mana – Cigere – Durungu, Shau – Jango – Dawaki-Fakuru and from there to Rimin Zayan.

Elated leaders of the aforementioned Communities thanked the Member for the gesture and described it as a rescue mission considering the lives and properties lost during raining season due to its deplorable condition.

He aso awarded the construction of Fingel – Lame and Kombo Haske Maternity Clinics at the cost of over N12m each.

The host Communities said that, it is the first time in history, that a serving Member or any Government official is visiting them personally to address their plights.

He also paid an on the spot assessment of the ongoing construction of Islamiya School at Zaranda Gari awarded at the cost of N8.5m.

According to him, lack of religious knowledge and western education is playing a key role in the current insecurity hence the need to support educational growth.

The engagement was well attended by the APC stakeholders of Toro Local Government led by Musa Abdullahi Fakuru, Member BAHA Representing Lame Constituency Hon. Bala Abdu Rishi, LGA State Chairman, Dan Masanin Tilde who doubles as the PA to Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Member Representing Toro Federal Constituency, Hon. Musa Yakubu Toro, APC State Treasurer, Party stalwart, supporters, women and youths groups among others l.

In their separate remarks, the various speakers applauded the Member for his giant strides as the Representative of Toro Federal Constituency in less than a year and promised their unwavering supports in order to take Toro to greater heights.

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