My one year in office is a milestone in recent history of Nasarawa – Wadada

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Sen. Ahmed Wadada Aliyu (SDP- Nasarawa West) has empowered no fewer than 586 women and youths in his Senatorial Zone with various entrepreneurial skills to make them self reliant.

Wadada, while speaking at the closing of the entrepreneurship training on Saturday in Keffi, said the gesture was his modest way of appreciating his constituents for their mandate and support in his one year in the Senate.

He said that the training exercise covered agro entrepreneurship, Information Communications Technology (ICT), fashion and design amongst others.

Wadada added that the exercise was in collaboration with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI).

He reiterated his commitment to better the lives of the people of Nasarawa West for the confidence reposed in him to serve them as their senator.

“What we have brought today is a tip of the iceberg on my efforts to see that the lives and livelihoods of our people get beyond what it has been in the past,” he said.

He said that out of the 586 beneficiaries, 106 women were trained on ICT and would be given a tablets or laptop computer with a cash donation of N100, 000 each, as starter pack to establish their businesses.

“We also trained 190 women across the senatorial district on agro entrepreneurship and the target there is to ensure self sufficiency and food security amongst our people.

“In the light of this, each beneficiary will be given seeds – 15 kilograms bags of maize, sorghum, guinea corn, one carton of herbicide and pesticide, one knapsack sprayer and N20,000 cash support respectively,” he said.

He added that 290 women and youths in the senatorial district would get 290 sewing machines as part of his commitment to building strong and self reliant individuals in the district.

“Today we are empowering a total number of 586 women and youths across Nasarawa West Senatorial district as our modest efforts to add value.

“I see leadership as a responsibility and a task to be taken seriously. It is in this view that my stewardship for the record period of one year in office could be said to be a milestone in the recent history of our senatorial district,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the senator also donated hospital equipments to all general hospitals in the zone to improve their service delivery to patients.

Wadada listed the hospital equipment earmarked for distribution to general hospitals in the area to include; beds, drip stands, neonatal incubators, sterilisers, patient trolleys, wheelchairs, laryngoscopes, medical stethoscope among others.

In his remarks, The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Alh. Aliyu Tijjani, represented by his Special Adviser, Alh. Mohammed Al-Bashir, applauded Wadada for all his stewardship as senator of the zone for the past one year.

He appreciated the senator for his choice of empowerment for his constituents, most importantly through agriculture, and called on other politicians to also look in that direction in order to make their people self sufficient.

Mr Tanimu Atiku, a beneficiary in an interview with NAN, appreciated the senator for the training and empowerment and for continued commitment to improve the lives of people in his senatorial district.

“Wadada is really working hard for the people in the is zone. All the way from Karu to Keffi to Kokona and Nasarawa and Toto. We are all feeling his impact,” he said. (NAN) (

Salisu Sani-Idris

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