A member of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Mr Gazali Abubakar, has empowered no fewer than 120 members of his constituency with cash to boost their businesses.
Abubakar, an APC lawmaker, representing Ganjuwa East Constituency in the assembly, made the donation in Bauchi.
He said that the financial support would boost the economic status of the beneficiaries.
According to him, the beneficiaries include 74 women who recieved N10,000 each; 10 wards leaders who were given N50,000, 10 wards chairmen with N100,000 and 30 constituents who went home with N5, 000 each.
Abubakar explained that the gesture was part of his earlier plans to empower his people and develop his constituency.
He said that the empowerment would reduce the rate of poverty among the people and afford them the opportunity of engaging in small and medium scale enterprises.
The lawmaker, who called on the beneficiaries to continue praying for him to succeed, said that he had lined up several other constituency outreach programmes that would help alleviate the sufferings of the people.
In his remarks, the APC Chairman in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Sabadeen Zalanga, advised the beneficiaries to spend the money for the purpose it was meant.
He assured those yet to benefit from the gesture to remain calm, assuring that another set of people would soon be empowered.
The lawmaker also appealed to the people of the constituency to continue to support the party.
One of the beneficiaries, Hajiya Altine Soro, appreciated the lawmaker for the gesture, saying that he had demonstrated true leadership.
Soro, who said that she was overwhelmed by the cash donation, promised to put it into good use.
“I thank the lawmaker for this demonstration of service to the people and I pray God to continue to guide him to do more for us,” she said.