- A federal lawmaker, Ganiyu Johnson, has empowered 30 women and youths in Oshodi-Isolo federal constituency
- The beneficiaries were given N50,000 each on Sunday, February 14, in Lagos
- Johnson said he is committed to making life bearable to his constituents
The lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, at the House of Representatives, Ganiyu Johnson, has facilitated grant of N50,000 each to 30 women and youths in the constituency.
Legit.ng reports that the lawmaker said the gesture is in line with his commitment to give back to the members of his constituency.
The lawmaker on Sunday, February 14, had in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and in partnership with Microvis Microfinance Bank, empowered the constituents to assist them with the running of their businesses.
Speaking at the occasion, the chairman of the event, former member of House of Representatives, Gbolahan Okuneye, commended Johnson for giving back to his people, describing such as one of the cardinal responsibilities of any public office holder.
"What has happened today is a testament of a true definition of democracy in Nigeria. Today will remain evergreen in the minds and lives of those who have benefited in this empowerment programme in one way the other."
Johnson, who was represented by his wife, Olufunke Johnson, in his message to the beneficiaries, urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously.
"This may not be enough, but with this little, I believe it will go a long way in supporting your business. I contested not to rule but to lead, and to enhance the political setting of Oshodi/Isolo Federal constituency 2."
Speaking at the occasion, the Iyaloja of Jakande Estate, Deaconess Adebiyi, commended the former Lagos state commissioner for works and infrastructure for giving back to his people, describing the gesture as one of the most important aspect if leadership.
"What has happened today is a testament of true definition of democracy in our constituency. Today will remain evergreen in the minds and lives of those who have benefitted in this empowerment programme and I would like to advise that you put the money to the use for which it is meant. The purpose as you know is for you to grieve your businesses."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Hon. Johnson facilitated a leadership and management development training for community leaders in his constituency.
It was reported that the three days programme, according to Johnson, was meant to improve the leadership skill of community leaders.
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