Halim’s Mid Term Report,Town Hall Meeting As Panacea To Socio, Economic Emancipation Of Ankpa Federal Constituency,Kogi state. By Abubakar Yusuf

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By Abubakar Yusuf

The applause of the maiden town hall meeting organised by the member, representing Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro federal Constituency in Kogi state,Rt Honourable Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali, Chairman House Committee On Steel developement to present his midterm report card and stewardship to the good people of his constituency was a record breaking event, not only allien to his constituents,entire Kogi east ,Kogi state at large.

Rather than using the festive period for the celebration of the festival when politicians are subjected to different color,shape and form of praise singing and sycophancy,his decision to inundate his constituents with impactful report card,has become another sane approach to our political evolution in Ankpa federal Constituency.

This is also coming at a time when many elected representatives shy away from their constituency under the premise of one economic downturn or the other,but the federal lawmaker made it a duty upon himself to render his all encompassing stewardship to his people.

Since to whom much is given,much is expected,and as a child that washes his hands clean could dine with elders,the federal lawmaker went beyond party lines to render his stewardship to the generalty of his people.

Beginning from his role as a federal lawmaker,charged with statutorily attend all plenary,committees, presentation of bills and motions as well as contributions to same through observation and others.

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Halims,as he is popularly called was to the conviction of his Constituents alive to his statutory responsibility to ensure Ankpa federal Constituency is carried along in quest for nation’s developement.

His approach to creating empowerment, employment, engagement opportunities not only to his Constituents is modest,as he ensured all federal government programs due for his constituents are religiously and judiciously explored and shared among his people.

Rt Honourable Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali did not settle down for the business of lawmaking when he embarked on series of programs that covered Education, Agriculture,Health, Electrification,Rural Roads, Water,Skill Developement, Capacity Building/Awareness,as well Micro and Macro Economic Developement of his people.

Hence in the last two years,issues that boarders on children school drop out had reduced to the barest minimum inspite COVID in it’s multiple waves,with his comprehensive back to school program through provision of basic school equipment.

Ibrahim Ali also launched a well thought out agriculture program with distribution of fertilizers,agriculture equipment, provision of modern seeds and seedlings as we as insecticides.this took him to broker partnership with NALDA to improve both mechanised and subsistence farming in Ankpa Federal Constituency.

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His quest to ensure good and healthy living for his people ensured his Interventions program as part of his constituency projects and provided both drugs and Hospital equipment to PHC,and some major hospitals in his Constituency.

The need for a healthy living also led to the provision of pipe borne water through boreholes earmarked for all the wards in the Constituency, provision of transformers for electricity,as well as open up of rural roads to assist villagers and farmers to move farm products from the rural communities to urban areas.

In a modest world,skill acquisition, developement, capacity building and awareness has become the other of the day,as alternative route to Whit collar jobs,this he engaged his Constituents in the last two years.

In his quest to distance idleness,indolence and provision of basic amenities in his Constituency,Rt Honourable Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali also provided another outlet of engagement by providing micro and macro economic activities, through availement of seeds that engaged the people of the area into small scale businesses,as SME’s world over is a new trend in the global world.

Empowerment outlets through provision of motorcycles, tricycles,grinding machines,dryers to create multiple engagements to the people of Ankpa Federal Constituency.

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Halims contributions to National issues and discourse saw him lending voices to the extension of Makurdi -Adoka- Ojoku roads to Abejukolo, Rehabilitation of major federal roads,reactivation of moribund ASCO,so as to create employment opportunities to the people.

Alas, his transparent and accountable approach to elected office adopted by Rt Honourable Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali is unique and served as an encouragement that encouraged his desire to continue to be accountable to his Constituents.

He also used the opportunity to brief the people on his plans to improve on the existing successes recorded in the last two years,so as to chart a new chapter of more developement to the people of the areas.

With determination and drive to achieve the desired social equilibrium,Rt Honourable Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali is poised to achieve total emancipation of his Constituents.

The positive developement achieved on the last two years is an impetus and indicator that gives room for continuity and seamless transition towards returning the Federal Lawmaker in 2023.

This could be achieved using the current achievements and developement template adopted by Rt Honourable Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali.

Yusuf Writes From Abuja.

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