Legislative Aides to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki across the Kwara Central region and Isin local government areas last week empowered party members and indigenes of their constituents.
About 500 party members comprising at least ten persons from each ward benefitted from the scheme across the regions which cut across Ilorin West, Ilorin South, Ilorin East, Moro, Asa and Isin local government councils which started on Monday.
There are 52 wards in Kwara Central and 11 wards in Isin.
In his remark in Asa, Afon constituency to round off the weeklong programme in Kwara Central on Thursday, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Legislative Aides, Alhaji Abiodun AbdulKadir Baraje said the gesture from the legislatives aides is part of the resolve to give back to the community and spread the dividends of democracy to all parts of the state in accordance with the vision of the Senate President.
He said the cash empowerment was also aimed to uplift the economic wellbeing of the people to further boost their businesses adding that the outlet offices of Saraki would bring more development to the community and state at large.
On the tour include the Senior legislative aides for Ajikobi ward, Mr. Tayo Moyosore, Alhaji AbdulHamid Sambo (Ojuekun-Sarumi), Alhaji Kayode Yusuf Ayegun (Owode/Onire) and legislative Aides in Magaji Are II Mrs Christiana Arokoyo and Mr Isiaq Kazeem (Niger Ward) who all reassured of the commitment of Saraki to the well being of the masses, particularly the youths.
Some of the beneficiaries appreciated the efforts of Dr Bukola Saraki towards improving the lives of the people at that grassroots and pray for his progress in the country.
Meanwhile, no fewer than eleven (11) farmers were given spraying machines while 13 widows and a physically challenged person received cash donations of N8000 each in Isin on Thursday.
The beneficiaries were selected across the eleven (11) wards in the local government council.
Delivering his speech during the empowerment programme in Owu-Isin, Legislative Aide to the Senate President, Afolayan Afolabi stated that the beneficiaries were picked according to the recommendations of the wards leaders.
He added that the scheme will be a continuous one, promising that everyone in the community will have cause to enjoy the government they voted for during the last local government election in the state.
According to him, the empowerment is in consonance with the Senate President’s mandate to reciprocate support given to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to members of the society.
He however called on the political office holders to involve electorate in their communities in empowerment scheme so as to always retain and sustain their supports.
In the same vein, the party chairman, Isin local government, Ezekiel Ayodele Awoniyi also employed politicians in the council to always give to the society that voted them into power through empowerment scheme.