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Sen Abbas Spends N90m On Empowerment, Scholarship For Constituents

The Senator representing Adamawa central senatorial district, Aminu Iya Abbas has presented fifty thousand 50,000 naira cash to over six hundred 600 constituents, Point of Sale (POS) machines with a take-off grant as part of his Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) empowerment programme

Presenting the cash and other empowerment tools to the beneficiaries at the event held in the Fatfatis Hall, Jimeta Yola, at the weekend, the Senator said that the programme was organized for the beneficiaries to be self reliant.

Iya Abbas explained that, the empowerment programme which cut across women, youths and other less privileged households in the seven local government areas of his constituency, was aimed to give back to those who voted for him to represent them.

The senator also revealed that, apart from taken care of the needs of the electorate, his legislative performance had yielded positive result among his people.

He also disclosed plans to build two solar mini-grids worth 500Million naira each in Jimeta Ultra Modern Market this year and Yola Main Market if completed by the state government to strengthen energy access.

He used the forum and informed the gathering about his plans to award scholarship to over 2000 students of tertiary institutions from the Adamawa central senatorial district, saying that, the gesture is to guarantee the future of the youth.

During the event, Senator Abbas also inaugurated his liason office structures across the seventy six (76) political wards of Adamawa central to serve as his representatives in order to meet the yearnings as aspirations of the electorate.

While appreciating Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and other critical stakeholders in the state for their concern, Aminu Iya Abbas promised not to misuse the the confidence reposed in him by the people of Adamawa central.

The Wife of the Governor Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who was represented during the programme by Hajiya Asabe Shaibu, encouraged the beneficiaries of the programme to make good use of it for the overall development of Adamawa state.

In his remarks the Director General Aminu Iya Abbas Campaign Council in the 2023 election Alhaji Usman Muhammad Kaura, described the senator as a leader who put the interest of his people above his personal interest and urged the people of the zone and the state in general to support him for more democracy dividends.

Speaking separately the State secretary of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and one of the stakeholders of party Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, lauded the quality representation of senator Aminu Iya Abbas saying that, the people of Adamawa central are lucky to have him as their representative at the national assembly.

Some of the beneficiaries who response on behalf of others appreciated the senator for the support and promised to utilize the gesture judiciously.

Also during the event, the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students alogside other members from the Modibbo Adama University MAU, Yola, have presented an award of excellence to Senator Aminu Iya Abbas for his outstanding contribution towards educational development in the state.

The students Union while presenting the award during an event at Fatfatis Hall in Yola, lauded the Senator for priotizing education in Adamawa State.

The NANS leadership also thanked the Senator for being a major stakeholder of the Association, acknowledging that finding some students worthy of such scholarship is the best encouragement from a leader of his repute.

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