- Residents in Adamawa north senatorial district are in a joyous mood
- The senator representing the district in the National Assembly has facilitated grants for them
- The grants are under the survival fund initiative of the Buhari administration
Senator Ishaku Abbo has facilitated the federal government's survival fund for residents in his senatorial district - Adamawa North.
To ensure transparency, accountability, and all-inclusiveness, the senator joined the verification committee as an observer, to ensure that his constituents are adequately captured.
A statement from the media unit in the senator's office seen by Legit.ng, noted that 426 people are targeted to benefit from the scheme in Senator Abbo's senatorial district.
Legit.ng gathered that due to the empowerment scheme, some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the state are defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in order to benefit from the programme.
Speaking on the programme, the senator said:
“Today we commenced data capture and verification of 426 people from my senatorial district for the 2021/2022 artisans and transportation survival fund grant scheme.
“Each beneficiary is expected to have their pictures taken and biometrics data captured to access the N30,000.00 monthly grant of the federal government anchored by the federal ministry of trade and investment.
“Other welfare programs will kick off this March as I am approaching two months now on holidays in Adamawa state, Mubi my hometown, and Muchalla my village.
“Before I leave for Abuja, I will be commissioning 20 completed waterworks (motorized and solar boreholes in Michika, Madagali, Mubi north, and Mubi south. Also for commissioning are 10 completed three blocks of classrooms with offices and toilets ( 2019 projects), in Maiha, Mubi south, and Michika.
“In my 2020 lobbied projects for commissioning are 6 numbers of three classrooms blocks in Gerewel and Kwaja in Mubi south, Yelwa and Ribawo in Mubi north and three classrooms block in Gova Primary Schools sponsored by NEDC and SDG.
“I will also commission a Category B town hall in Muchalla which is part of my 2020 SDG interventions and a tree shelter bed and fish farm in Gova, Muchalla Ward Mubi north.”
Similarly, Senator Abbo had on Saturday, December 5, 2020, empowered youths and women in his senatorial district as part of his efforts to make them self-reliant.
Speaking during the launch of the programme, Senator Abbo noted that it will go round all the local government areas in his senatorial district.
Recall that Legit.ng had announced Senator Abbo's defection from the PDP to the APC on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter during a plenary session on the day.