From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
The member representing Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro and Dass Federal constituency, Yakubu Dogara, has empowered over 400,000 thousand youths women and disabled in his constituency
Dogara said that through his constituency empowerment project, about 200,000 youths and women benefited in various skills acquisition training programs from 2007- 2013. The project, he said is aimed at empowering the downtrodden in the society to become self employed while another 2269 women and disabled equally benefited through his 2014 constituency empowerment project.
He said that additional 200 were also specially trained on computer application in order to expose the youths and women to internet literacy.
Addressing newsmen on his constituency achievement yesterday, Dogara said that he has also provided internet facilities in Tafawa-Balewa local government council which is providing services to teeming youths of Bogoro,Tafawa-Balewa and Dass federal constituency.
According to him, 540 motorcycles were distributed during his 2014 empowerment project free of charge including 537 grinding machines, 500 sewing machines, 580 bicycles provided for local farmers, 50 water pumps for irrigation farming and 60 KEKE Napep to ease transportation especially in hard to reach areas in the local communities.
One of the beneficiaries who spoke with our correspondent, Rasan Ramwa Wusini expressed delight for his initiating such program aimed at empowering women, youths and the physically challenged in the society.