…As Hon. Usman Kumo Empowers Constituents
By JAMES EZEMA
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has said that the governing All Progressives Congress, APC is on course in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the electorate in line with its next level agenda.
The Governor was speaking in Kumo town, Akko Local Government area at the flag-off of Youths and Women Empowerment Programme initiated and sponsored by member representing Akko federal constituency, Hon Usman Bello Kumo.
Governor Yahaya said during the last election, then APC pledged change and good governance in their respective capacities and therefore owe it a duty to keep their words through programmes and projects that will improve the lives of the people they represent.
He said elected officials from Gombe state have resolved to adopt a common stand in line with their campaign promises to better the lives of their respective constituents.
He said in the last 10 months, the APC government in Gombe state has put in place measures that will help address socio-economic challenges and infrastructural decay, vowing to continue to pursue people oriented policies for the benefit of the citizenry.
Governor Yahaya hailed Hon. Usman Bello Kumo for his empowerment initiative of distributing 120 each of motorcycles and sewing machines, power generation sets and cash donation to over 400 constituents as a start up capital for small scale businesses.
He noted that the items and cash grant, if properly handled and utilized by the beneficiaries, will no doubt have positive multiplier effect on their immediate communities and go a long way in improving their economy and reducing unemployment among the youths.
He urged other lawmakers to borrow a leaf from Hon. Kumo by initiating programmes that have direct bearing on the lives of their constituents.
Governor Yahaya used the occasion to appreciate president Muhammadu Buhari, National Assembly and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress for the laudable achievements recorded by the Federal government in all facets of human endeavours.
Speaking earlier, the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase said what he witnessed in Kumo has apparently showed how satisfied the constituents in Akko Federal Constituency are with Hon Usman Bello Kumo’ s representation at the green chamber.
He expressed optimism that APC has come to stay in the state for no reason other than the style of leadership which people are yearning for, noting that Hon. Kumo will be remembered in history as someone who has touched the lives of his constituents in many positive ways.
In his remarks at the occasion, Hon. Kumo, who is also the Chairman of the House committee on Police Affairs, said he initiated the empowerment programme in order to support women and youths to be economically independent and self reliant, reiterating his pledge to remain resolute to the yearnings of his people.
Hon. Kumo reiterated his loyalty and support to Governor Inuwa Yahaya and the All Progressives Congress.
Co- Chairmen of the event, Sen. Sa’idu Umar Kumo and Alhaji Abubakar Habu Muazu commended Hon. Usman Kumo for always working in the interest of his people, calling on him to maintain the tempo.
Both leaders declared their unalloyed support to the lawmaker and his future aspirations.
State APC Chairman, Mr. Nitte Amangal also expressed satisfaction with the representation of Hon. Kumo at the National Assembly, saying the lawmaker is working in tandem with the party’s ideologies.
Highlight of the occasion was the presentation of empowerment items, including motorcycles, sewing machines, power generation sets and other materials.