MEMBER representing Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Fatima Binta Bello in her effort to improve education in Gombe South Senatorial District has spent the summer of N9m to pay for NECO registration of 600 less privileged students of the area.
Binta Bello who is the Deputy Minority Whip of House of Representatives, disclosed this while flagging-off the disbursement of the registration fees in Talase, Balanga Local Government Area on Monday.
Represented by her Senior Legislative Aide, Simon Dauda, the Federal legislator said that it is her hope that the beneficiaries would seize the opportunity to improve their educational standards.
She explained that the beneficiaries are 150 students each from across the four local government areas of Balanga, Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom LGAs that make up the Gombe South Senatorial District.
While speaking further, Simon Dauda explained that Binta Bello, unlike other politicians who merely show up in their Constituency during elections, is committed to giving back to the society, particularly to the less privileged.
He described her as a household name in the constituency because of her selfless service to the community noting that the event was among several other initiatives embarked upon by the lawmaker.
Simon Dauda further disclosed that Hajiya Binta recently constructed seven, one-block of classrooms, constructed a modern abattoir in Billiri as well as trained 20 butchers to manage and operate the abattoir.
“Abattoir is a business. The upgrade would see improvement in milk and meat production using modern techniques,” pointing out that the butchers would receive their training at the National Veterinary Research Institute Vom.
At the ceremony in Talase, various sums of money were given to Principals of the benefiting schools as NECO registration fees.
In a goodwill message, Elder Yohanna Bilwa, a Second Republic member of the former Bauchi state house of assembly commended the lawmaker for her initiatives.
While urging Hajiya Binta to sustain her good effort, Elder Bilwa called on the beneficiaries to utilize the opportunity by studying hard to become better citizens.
Also speaking the Emir of Waja, James Chachus commended the lawmaker for the gesture calling on other politicians in the area to emulate the gesture in order to develop the area.
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