IMMEDIATE past Senate President, Senator David Mark yesterday commenced the distribution of his annual Christmas and New Year food stuffs to members of his constituents in the nine local government areas of Benue South senatorial district.
According to a press release by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, Senator Mark is reaching out to his people especially widows and orphans through his wife, Helen.
The food stuffs being distributed across the Idoma land includes bags of rice, beans, yams, groundnut oil and tomatoes.
Speaking through Helen in Agatu, Apa and Ohinmini local government areas, Senator Mark urged the citizens to pray for the nation in distress in order to overcome the challenges posed by insecurity.
He clarified that the annual Xmas and new year felicitation with constituents which began eight years ago was borne out of his passion and love for the less privileged and it is devoid of politics.
Mark said it is a decision taken by his family to identify with his people in or out of public office, pointing out that it was for the same vision that he floated the David Mark scholarship foundation, DMSF that offers scholarship to students in tertiary institutions annually.
At the moment, no fewer than 20,000 students have benefited from the scholarship scheme since its inception in 2005.
In their separate responses, the spokespersons for Agatu, Apa and Ohinmini; Fodio Achegbani, S.O Adigba and Nicholas Ochogila expressed appreciation to Senator Mark for the annual gesture and assured him that they will always reciprocate the kindness.
Other local government areas who will also be accorded similar gesture by Sen Mark includes Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, Ado, Oju, Obi and Otukpo.

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