Member Representing Katagum Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, Umar Abdukadir Sarki has empowered 500 persons with sewing machines, and motorcycles.
The lawmaker, who is one of the only two federal lawmakers who was elected under the platform of the People’s Redemption Party, PRP told the constituents that the gesture is in consonance with his campaign promises of giving back the dividends of democracy for the benefit of the electorate.
“Indeed, the best way to empower the youths, women and the less privileged in the society is giving them clues on how to fend for themselves,” he said.
Sarki added that the sewing machines and other materials meant for women will help them earn a living while the motorcycles are to empower youths in order to give them sense of belonging.
Sarki urged the beneficiaries not to sell the materials and make good use of them to earn a living and boost the economy of their immediate communities.
Lami Garba, a widow with four kids commended the lawmaker for the gesture, adding that many families would now have means of living and will not beg to feed their children, as the empowerment materials donated to them will make life better and easier.