​Kolawole Promises More Empowerment programs for His Constituents

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…as he rolled out over N5million empowerment program.

The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly and member representing Kabba-Bunu state constituency, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole has promised to initiate more empowerment programs for his constituents.

He disclosed this at his ‘Widows and Market Women Empowerment Program’ held at St. Augustines College, Kabba on Friday, where over 100 widows were given different food stuffs and cash worth over 3million naira, aside the five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) he gave to the Kabba Market Women Association to support their cooperative thrift scheme.

The Speaker also gave two hundred and fifty thousand naira (N250,000) each to two other women groups while 30 people, two each from the fifteen wards of the Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area also got ten thousand naira (N10,000) each amounting to three hundred thousand naira only (N300,000).

While appreciating the people for their consistent support before, during and after the election in 2015, he promised to step up efforts at bringing more dividends of democracy to the people in the days ahead.

According to him, he appreciates God and the people especially the traditional rulers who went all out to ensure his victory at the poll, noting that he received the favour of God even as a first timer to become the Majority Leader of the House before fate beckoned on him and he was elected the 12th Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly on the 3rd August, 2017.

He said the program is part of his campaign promises to represent the entire people of the constituency and also implement projects and programmes geared towards improving the living standard of the people, noting that such empowerment programs would be a regular feature of his tenure.

He said as part of his promises to empower the people, 45 people have been selected, 3 each from the fifteen wards across the local government area and 12 other people for another category to benefit from Rt. Hon. (Prince) Matthew Kolawole Empowerment Scheme, this set of people will be receiving monthly salary.

Rt. Hon. Kolawole said the gesture is geared towards alleviating the suffering of the people, stressing that he would continue to do more to enhance the lives of the people.

He said his annual town hall meeting will be coming up in December to brief the constituents of his activities at the assembly in the last twelve months, promising to update the people as events unfold.

He urged the people of the constituency to continue to cooperate and support the New Direction administration led by Alhaji Yahaya Bello in order to fast track the overall development of the State.

The Speaker appealed to the people to show more understanding with the current administration by praying for the leadership as ordained by God to always pray for our leaders.

Also speaking at the event, the coordinator of the program and Wife of the Honourable Speaker, Mrs Zainab Kolawole expressed her appreciation to the people for their support urging them to continue to have faith in the Speaker’s ability to deliver.

She commended the Speaker for supporting her to embark on such a life changing programme and pledged to continue to reach out to the vulnerables like the less privileged and widows.

While commending the Speaker for the kind gesture, the President-General of Kabba Development Union (KDU) who doubled as the Chairman of the occasion, Engr. Emmanuel Ajibero said that the Speaker has really shown his worth in representing the constituency well.

He said Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole has written his name on the sand of time by setting new benchmarks for whoever will occupy the position after him, urging other representatives to emulate him.

Engr. Ajibero urged the Speaker to continue embarking on more life touching programmes that will enhance the living standard of the people as he equally appealed to the people to continue to support him and the current administration led by Governor Yahaya Bello.

The Royal Fathers present led by the Acting Chairman, Okun Area Traditional Council, and the Olubunu of Bunu land, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adebayo Joseph Ikusemoro eulogized the Speaker for his act of compassion on the widows and other women groups.

They commended him for all he has been doing to move the constituency forward.


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