Member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency, Hon. Mansur Manu Soro has laid a foundations for the construction of maternal and children health facilities in Soro and Sade villages of Ganjuwa and Darazo Local Government Areas, Bauchi State.
The member said the facilities when completed will help to mitigate prevalent cases of maternal and child mortality and improve access to routine immunization.
On his Facebook page on Tuesday added that ” Earlier today, I laid the foundations for the construction of maternal and child health facilities in Soro (Ganjuwa East) and Sade (Darazo West) of Darazo/Ganjuwa federal constituency of Bauchi State. Phase two to be sited in Ganjuwa West and Darazo Central” .
Mansur further revealed that the projects will be finance from his personal entitlement as a member of House of Representatives.
” As usual, the projects are to be financed with my personal entitlement as member of the federal parliament. The facilities when completed will help to mitigate prevalent cases of maternal and child mortality and improve access to routine immunization”.
He further said such projects are primary responsibility of the executive arm of government, maintains that ” However, as a true representative of the people elected by the overwhelming majority of the masses, I felt duty-bound to sacrifice my all to save the lives of my constituents, where the executive fails to perform its functions”.
” The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2018 estimated that about 11,455 newborns babies dies every year in Bauchi State thus putting the State as number five in Nigeria in terms of newborn deaths” he added.
He explained that the collapse of Local Government administration in the country as one the factor that causes decay of infrastructures.
” The total collapse of the Local Government administration in the country has no doubt aggravated our situation as a nation. Behind all the challenges of insurgency, armed banditry and kidnapping bedeviling the northern region is endemic poverty largely caused by the collapse of Local Government administration.
Funds allocated to Local Government councils from the federation account continued to be hijacked through the unjust system of “state joint account”.
In November 2019 for instance, the net sum of N191million was released by the FAAC for Ganjuwa LGA with an estimated monthly wage bill of less than N50million but locals in Tubaku or Shila villages within the LGA overwhelmed by lack of portable water and absence of functional healthcare facility have no idea where the balance of N141million of their common wealth is taken to”.
Mansur added that he personally sponsored a bill for finnacial autonomy of 774 Local Government Areas in the country.
” In my little effort to address this ungodly practice been perpetrated against Nigerians since year 2004, a bill sponsored by myself seeking to alter the constitution of Nigeria to provide financial autonomy for the 774 Local Government Councils has passed first reading in the House last month. Let me say this: the greatest disservice that Nigerians will do to themselves is to allow the 36 states house of assemblies to kill the bill yet again when the National Assembly eventually pass and transmit the bill to them as ensued in the past.
I will continue to ensure the welfare of the people of Darazo/Ganjuwa, particularly the most vulnerable part of them (Women and Children) at the detriment of my comfort- exactly the covenant I entered into with my creator, in whose hands my soul is” .