Chairman, Kwara North Senatorial district of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Isiaka Oniwa has said Kwara Deputy Speaker, Hon. Matthew Okedare (Lanwa/Ejidongari) has raised the bar of quality representation and set a standard for those coming behind.
Oniwa noted that Okedare is God-sent to the people and his achievements in the last two and half years would require extra efforts from whoever takes over from him to equal, let alone surpass it.
He said this while addressing Moro indigenes and stakeholders at the monthly constituency meeting convened by Okedare at Baba Dudu Ward on Saturday.
He called for greater support for the lawmaker to enable him perform more, adding that he had over the years continued to distinguish himself with various programmes that have positive impact on his people.
Speaking, the Deputy Speaker said that the essence of the monthly meeting was to be closer to his constituents as that would afford him great opportunity to get first hand information about their well-being.
The legislator appreciated his constituents’ support and cooperation with him and the party, despite the present situation in the country. He said as soon as things improved government would not neglect them in the scheme of things.
Okedare, who donated N1 million cash as empowerment to beneficiaries selected from 7 wards in his constituency, said it would go a long way in improving their various businesses and lives positively.
He, however, pledged that with improvement of allocation and the state’s Internally Generated Revenue, the House would ensure that government implement the construction of 5 bore holes per ward as contained in the 2018 budget to ease the people’s sufferings on water supply.
The deputy speaker also donated N200, 000 for repair of bore holes in Okemii and another community as well as promised to see to the repair of the malfunction bore holes in Baba Dudu Community.
Earlier, the Village Head, Mallam Abdulrahman Atiku had commended the deputy speaker for his humanitarian gesture, urging other public office holders to emulate him and improve the people’s lives.