In her efforts to boost education in her constituency, the Lawmaker representing Shongum/Kaltungo federal constituency, Gombe state, in the House of Representatives, Hajiya Fatima Binta Bello, on Thursday distributed educational and digital learning equipments to primary and secondary schools within her constituency and beyond with a vow to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people.
The lawmaker who used the event which was held in Filiya, Shongum LGA, to empower some youths with equipments, like computers, printers, photocopying and laminating machines to enable them establish standard business centers also commission 160 capacity fully equipped JAMB Centre, 120 capacity fully equipped town hall and two modern abattoirs in Shongum and Kaltungo local government areas respectively.
Speaking at the well attended ceremony, Binta, who is the deputy minority whip and acting deputy minority leader of the House, said the empowerment gesture, coming few weeks after she gave out five trailers of fertilizers to be distributed to farmers in Gombe south, was geared towards collaborating with Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo’s commitment to boost education and to reduce poverty to the barest minimum in the state.
She said the empowerment was in fulfillment of her electoral promise to reach out to humanity irrespective of party affiliation, “that’s why I am touching lives even beyond my immediate constituency.” Adding that she is focusing on education because she knows the value to an individual and the entire society.
“I am so passionate about education and health needs of my constituents because education is light and health is wealth.” She said.
Speaking at the occasion the acting minority leader of the House of Representatives who was the chairman of the event, Hon.Chukwuka Onyeama Wilfred, described Binta as a good ambassador, adding that the party and the people of the constituency has no option but to reciprocate the gesture at the appropriate time by elevating her to a higher responsibility.
“With what she is doing and what she will continue to do, I am sure you people know what to do at the appropriate time, we in the PDP appreciate good works, we are going to appreciate her and I am calling for your support.”
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