Senate President begins monthly empowerment, 2018

The Senate President and leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced plans to open Constituency Offices in all 52 Wards of Kwara Central Senatorial Districts.
Saraki announced this weekend while meeting with various stakeholders from across senatorial districts and other parts of the state as part of his End-of-Year Constituency interaction activities held on Sunday evening.
He later tweeted about the development through his personal twitter handle.
The development is the first that a political office holder will be opening up as many constituency offices in the history of the country.
According to the Senate President, each of the new Constituency Offices will employ four staff each chosen from the host communities.
The gesture, National Pilot calculation reveals will further provide employment for several indigenes and also reduced unemployment rate across the state.
Saraki said the move will ensure that every household in the state feels the impact of his legislative empowerment and also serves as an avenue to get direct feedback mechanism from the people who are directly affected.
“This (gesture) will help to create more opportunities for each community through monthly empowerment programmes that will begin in January 2018. It will also ensure that there are direct feedback mechanisms in place at all times.
“This is about bringing governance closer to you, the people. I want to ensure that the effects of our legislative empowerment programmes are felt in every household (in Kwara state).
Following the fallout of the last Kwara local government election, Saraki had set up a fact-finding committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the party’s performance.
Although the party recorded sweeping victories during the exercise by clinching the entire 16 local government chairmanship seats, some top party leaders and chieftains however lost their polling units and wards to the opposition.
The Senate President subsequently convened a meeting to appraise the performance of the party with a view to finding what source described as “real solution”.
He later set up a four-man fact finding committee which included some of his aides like Toyin Sanusi and Nasir Zubair (Agenda), among others, to aggregate the opinions of the electorate and guide against the development in subsequent elections in the state.
Part of the mandate of the committee then was to get to the root of the issue by boycotting the affected party stalwarts, mostly from Kwara Central and meeting directly with the voters to have first hand information on the election.
It was learnt that the latest development was part of the far reaching measures adopted by Saraki to directly reach the people.

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