"Not for PDP Members Alone": Senator Natasha Gifts Constituents 6 Trailers of Rice for Christmas

"Not for PDP Members Alone": Senator Natasha Gifts Constituents 6 Trailers of Rice for Christmas

  • Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of Kogi Central distributed six trailers of rice, 20,000 notebooks, and 10,000 wrappers to her constituents for Christmas and New Year celebrations
  • Additionally, she provided 5,000 branded bags to school children in the senatorial district's five local government areas
  • The empowerment programme targeted widows and the underprivileged, with the senator stating that the items were not exclusive to PDP members but for every deserving constituent, irrespective of party affiliation

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FCT, Abuja - Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan (Kogi Central), has distributed six trailers of rice, 20,000 notebooks, 10,000 wrappers to her constituents in commemoration of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

A statement made available to Legit.ng by the senator's media aide, Arogbonlo Israel, on Sunday, December 4, indicates that she equally distributed 5,000 branded bags to school children in Kogi Central.

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Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan distributed six trucks of rice to her constituents for the Yuletide. Photo credit: Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan
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How the palliatives will be shared

Legit.ng gathers that the palliatives will be distributed across the five local government areas of the senatorial district, which include: Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okehi, Okene, and Ogori-Mangogo.

Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan said that Christmas is the season for love and sharing, particularly with the less privileged.

She emphasised the significance of distributing the palliatives to households across the district, enabling everyone to celebrate the festive season with their families.

"As I promised, I have a covenant with God and humanity that my life is dedicated to serving my people and anybody who comes my way, and I have been doing that since I joined politics, especially reaching out to the less privileged and putting smiles on their faces.
“I won’t stop connecting with my people at the grassroots, it is in my blood to better the lives of my people both Christians and Muslims in Kogi Central,” she said.

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Targeted beneficiaries

Beneficiaries of this empowerment programme, according to the statement, include widows, underprivileged, amongst others.

The cerebral lawyer said the items were not just for PDP members, but for all members of her constituency and the state.

Senator Natasha sends Christmas message to Nigerians

Meanwhile, Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan, has also felicitated with Christian faithful and all Nigerians as they celebrate Christmas on Monday, December 25.

Senator Natasha lauded Nigerians for their resilience in the face of the challenges facing the nation, urging them to embrace love and unity.

"Christmas reminds us of the reason for the season. It's a time to inspire hope and spread the message of love.
"On this auspicious occasion, I wish all Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
“I want to call on Christians in particular and Nigerians in general to emulate the virtues of Christ, who through self-sacrifice brought salvation to humanity. We must embrace love, peace and unity even as He first loved us by giving Himself for us.

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"As we celebrate, may the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow," she said.

Senator Natasha named 2023 politician of the year

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Akpoti-Uduaghan, emerged as the “Politician of the Year’ in the 2023 Leadership Excellence Awards.

The senator's recognition follows her resilience, acumen and tenacity, which eventually saw her taking a seat in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly as a Nigerian senator in the face of stiff opposition in today’s intricate tapestry of Nigerian politics where only a few women are allowed to shine brightly.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nurudeen Lawal (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist with a wealth of experience spanning over 8 years. He received his B/Arts degree in Literature-in-English from OAU. Lawal is the Head of the Politics/CA Desk at Legit.ng, where he applies his expertise to provide incisive coverage of events. He was named the Political Desk Head of the Year (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award 2023). He is also a certified fact-checker (Dubawa fellowship, 2020). Contact him at lawal.nurudeen@corp.legit.ng or +2347057737768.

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