- A former Abia governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, is serious about his giveaway to some lucky, selected Nigerians
- Via his Facebook page on Monday, December 4, Kalu noted that the number of those who will enjoy this act of kindness is 300
- The APC senator, for clarity, explained that this ongoing exercise is a playful one, not an empowerment programme
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has spoken on his plans for a giveaway to Nigerians after the local football club, Enyimba, won its opponent on Saturday, December 4.
The Senate's chief whip who did not disclose the amount to be given said the actual number of beneficiaries of this kind gesture is 300, adding that the selection process was rigorous.
Kalu noted that those who were not lucky the last time should look forward to Saturday, December 11.
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He made it clear that this is nothing but a playful exercise and a token with which the beneficiaries can enjoy the Christmas holiday, not an empowerment initiative.
"It has become important and necessary that I comment on the Saturday Giveaway. As you all could recall, the targeted number was 300 and it was meant to be a playful exercise. I didn't expect everyone to be credited as 300 became almost invisible. I must, therefore, admit that selecting the beneficiaries overwhelmed me.
"The comments were about 50,000 and I even lost the trace of some comments I tried working on. Several people that were credited acknowledged while others did not; probably it's their style and differences.
"Meanwhile, If you weren't lucky last Saturday, you could be this coming Saturday. We shall also increase the number of beneficiaries. Please consider this as a playful exercise and as a Christmas token for coke, not empowerment."
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Meanwhile, a former member of the House of Representatives, Rita Orji, has promised to continue to put smiles on the faces of the people, especially the youth of the Ajeromi/Ifelodun.
Legit.ng reported that Orji, who represented the Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency during the eighth National Assembly, gave 200 students of her constituency scholarship for National Diploma certificate to study at the Novelty Polytechnic, Ibadan, for a period of two years.
It was gathered that the non-partisan programme which took place on Wednesday, November 24, was sponsored by Rita Odichimma Development Foundation (RODF) and was supported by Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation (ABSF).