Samuel Luka, Bauchi
The speaker, Bauchi state house of assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Sulaiman has distributed empowerment packages to over 3000 women in his constituency Ningi local government area of the state.
A press statement signed and made available to newsmen by the speaker’s Spokesperson, Comrade Abdul Ahmad Burra yesterday, noted that the gesture was part of the continued effort of his principal to support and enhance the lives of his constituents.
The Spokesperson said his principal made this known while speaking at the flagg-off ceremony of the empowerment Programme tagged “Women Support & Awareness Creation on Family Hygiene”.
Burra said that the empowerment Programme was supported by the Speaker’s friends and partners in Nigeria and diaspora, including his wife, Hajiya Hauwa Muhammad.
He said during the event which took place in Ningi, the Speaker said that he has been consistent in giving women priority because of their central role in the society.
The Speaker who recounted many women empowerment programmes he initiated in the past three years, said that today’s empowerment is meant to empower women in order to ensure that maximum social benefits & equality are further extended to them.
He urged women and all people of his Constituency to come out early on 11th March to massively vote for Governor Bala Muhammad and himself so that more dividends of democracy will be witnessed in Ningi and all parts of the State
Speaker Abubakar Suleiman stated that Bauchi State has never gotten a progressive Governor like Senator Bala Muhammad, hence the serious need for people to come out en masse to reelect him, saying this is the payback that the Governor deserves from the citizens of the State.
He reemphasize on the Governor’s love and good plans for Ningi Local Government in the second term, which he said the people of Ningi will not afford to lose the great opportunities that PDP’s second term holds for them, thus they will do everything possible to ensure PDP wins without fear.
While urging people of the Constituency to embrace peace throughout the electioneering period, however warned the opposition not to take PDP’s peace loving disposition as a weakness because they won’t tolerate any provocation.
In her remarks, the team leader of the Speaker’s Friends and Partners in Nigeria and Diaspora who is also the Chief Executive Officer of O & Z Consults, a Canadian based firm, Abi Goodman explained that they decided to support the Speaker because of his passion and genuine love for women’s empowerment awareness.
She urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the empowerment kits given to them and support the Speaker’s reelection bid so that more dividends of democracy will come their way.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman Caretaker Committee of Ningi Local Government Alhaji Ibrahim Zubairu commended the Speaker for his zeal and commitment to enhance the living condition of his constituents especially the women folk.
The Chairman said that he cannot recall the number of empowerment programmes initiated by the Governor, the First Lady, the Speaker and various political office holders of PDP extraction in Ningi Local Government, hence the need for all people to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly election.