Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Idirissu Lawal says he is too focused to be distracted by political jobbers and mischief makers from concentrating on the task of ensuring that he works in partnership with Gov. Yahaya Bello in seeing to the realization of the revitalization of the multi billion Naira Ajaokuta steel plant.
Hon. Lawal described Gov Bello as the best thing to have ever happened to the state advised the people to toe his line of uniting every segment of the state irrespective of the tribe and religion.
The lawmaker declared as ‘cheap blackmail the story making the rounds in the social media of threatening peace, says everything about me is centred on peace, development and provision of employment to teeming youths of Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.
Hon Lawal’s media handler, Yunusa Yahaya stated this in a statement while reacting to an online publication titled, Hon. Lawal err again, threatens the security effort of Gov-Bello as he goes after youth agitating for good governance, says on record, the lawmaker I stand to be corrected, has the highest record of gainfully engaging our youths and it becomes laughable when you make such unsubstantiated allegations for Political reasons.
The lawmaker disclosed that in all his years as an industralists, he’s made peace and empowerment of the youths his major focus described the allegations by a sponsored faceless group “Ajaokuta Youth for Good Governance Initiative” of threatening approach as unfortunate, asked them to fear God.
Hon. Lawal Idris pointed out that power belongs to God, appreciated the people for their support thus far, lamented that it was unfortunate for some persons to play god, reduce Politics to the level of ethnicity, by closing their eyes to his efforts in the transformation of Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.
The lawmaker says having excelled in his efforts in being one of the most successful industrialist in Ajaokuta and gainfully providing employment to thousands of youths, he lamented that rather than show appreciation to his efforts, some miscreants who see Politics as a profession would want to smear his reputation for peanuts given to them by their sponsors.
For the records, last year September, Hon. Lawal embarked on youths and women empowerment involving distribution of motorcycles, hair dryers machines and other equipments.
He also made available millions of naira used to pay WAEC and JAMB fees for over 300 of his constituents. He provided computer training for youths selected across the constituency with each beneficiaries receiving set of computers as well as start up capital to become self reliance.
We make bold to say that the greatest beneficiaries of Hon. Lawal’s representation are the youths, as such we wonder how such a man who has done more to empowerment of the youths could be accessed of threatening.
“With Covid19 outbreak, Hon. Lawal gave foods supports to cushion lockdown effects to his constituents in two phases with majority beneficiaries being the youths and women.
“He has also attracted federal government attention to the reconstruction of Itobe – Okene Federal highway which is already incorporated into the 2020 FG budget. His lobbying with the Federal government has also yielded positive result in the rescucitation of Ajaokuta steel company, for which an Implementation committee has been set up.
He also lobbied for the rehabilitation and renovation of primary schools within the Constituency. As soon as Covid19 lockdown eases off, those projects will enjoy FG response. Not to forget the donation and supply of desk and books amongst others.
“On human development, he has been making efforts to ensure he influence some Federal job slots for his Constituency but the global pandemic threatening the nation which calls for lockdown has slowed down all the efforts. But as soon as the economy fully come to stay he shall ensure he follow up and get the needful done
The antics and desperate moves to force a bad name on Hon. Lawal, to discredit him with lies for political reasons has certainly failed as the lawmaker’s preoccupation is making Ajaokuta works, with youths gainfully employed and not Politics of the coming years and the pull him down syndrome of some political jobbers.
The lawmaker appealed to those fanning the embers of discord in the federal Constituency to have a rethink, says God has a reason for creating the various segments of Ajaokuta, urged the people to appreciate one another and use it to the development of the area.
He assured that he would remain supportive of the administration of Gov. Yahaya Bello, describing him as the best thing to have ever happened to kogi State since its creation in terms of uniting the people and all round development.