Rep Betara donates palliatives to constituents worth N80million

Rep Betara donates palliatives to constituents worth N80million

- As many states of the federation remain on lockdown, some politicians are reaching out to their people to help them cushion the effects

- One of such politicians is the House of Representatives member Bayo, Biu, Shani and Kwaya Kusar federal constituency, Mukthar Betara

- Honourable Betara has donated palliatives to his constituents worth N80million

A member of the House of Representatives, Muktar Betara, has donated palliatives to his constituents in Biu, Bayo, Kwaya-kusar and Shani local government areas of Borno state.

The palliatives which include truckloads of rice were donated to the people in the four local governments on Friday, April 24.

Betara who represents Bayo, Biu, Shani and Kwaya Kusar in the green chambers, said the palliatives amounting to N80 million were aimed at alleviating their hardship arising from the lockdown ordered by the state government because of COVID-19.

Rep Betara donates palliatives to constituents worth N80 million
Honourable Betara has reached out to his constituents with palliatives worth N80 million
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Speaking during the distribution, he said: “There is no better time to come to the aid of the less-privileged than now, that is why governments, corporate bodies and privileged individuals are already working round the clock to bring succour to our teeming population.

“In my usual manner of responding to the needs of my constituents, the good people of Biu, Bayo, Kwaya kusar and Shani federal constituency, I acted swiftly to the plight of my people with six truckloads of rice shared without discrimination.”

The lawmaker said there was a sharing committee that adopted a transparent method to ensure that the large population was adequately covered.

“Numerous associations in the constituency were captured and have collected their shares as stipulated, and individuals who are not members of these associations were also not left out of the sharing arrangements,” he stated.

He also promised to continue to find ways of bringing succour to the people of his constituency, especially during the lockdown period.

A popular figure in Borno state, Betara's love for his people is responsible for his long sojourn at the National Assembly since he was first elected in 2007.

His popularity has continued to grow and at a point in time, the people were rooting for him to become the deputy governor, a position which he rejected.

Since Betara was elected he has fought poverty in his constituency with numerous poverty alleviation schemes.

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria, Borno state has so far recorded dozens of cases including two deaths.

The governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, had on Monday, April 20 declared a complete lockdown of the state for 14 days as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in his domain. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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