Immediate past Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North, Jonah Jang, recently, empowered 500 people from his constituency.
The empowerment programme had women, youths, the aged and people living with disabilities as major beneficiaries.
Donating the items to the beneficiaries, Jang said the gesture was a way of fulfilling his campaign promise of salvaging the people from the shackles of poverty and hunger.
He added that the present hardship being experienced in the country also necessitated the empowerment scheme, in order to make the people economically independent.
‘’As governor of this state, I initiated programmes and policies aimed at alleviating the sufferings of the people. Today, as senator, I have not changed. We all know the economic situation of the country; it is in a serious mess and our people are really suffering.
‘’So, I feel that this empowerment scheme is apt, because there is no better time for this kind of gesture than this very moment. We are committed to salvaging our people from the shackles of poverty and this is why we are doing this today.
‘’Other legislators may have pocketed the monies given to them for things like this, but on our part, we decided to use it judiciously to touch the lives of our people,’’ he said.
Jang urged legislators at the state and federal level from Plateau to emulate his empowerment scheme and give their constituents a better living condition.
He enjoined beneficiaries to put the items given to them into proper use and assured that more people would be empowered in the nearest future.
Items donated include sewing machines, grinding machines, wheel chairs, generators and barbing clippers.
Tricycles, set of computers and printers, block making machines, hair dryers and a host of other items were also distributed.

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