***Why my empowment is targeted at Micro -Economy – Sen. Adeyemi
Senator Smart Adeyemi of Kogi West Senatorial district on new year day distributed empowerment items to members of his Constituency.
The empowerment program is coming just two days after the senator disbursed N20 million bursary funds to selected students of tertiary institution in the district.
Speaking at the program in his country home of Iyara, headquarters of Ijumu council area of the state on Saturday, Adeyemi said he has decided to distribute items that have direct bearing on the socio -economic activities of the rural people of his Constituency.
The 3rd term senator said the materials will not only have direct bearing on each beneficiaries but will rejig the economy of the area, “We have decided to embarked on these empowment as a means of changing the micro- economy potential of the rural areas.
“Each of the items of Keke NAPEP (Tricycles), Sewing machines, Grinding machines, Motorcycles will contributes in changing the economic narratives of the beneficiaries and the families.”
Adeyemi directed that the items should be shared equally amongst the 85 wards in the seven council areas that made up the Senatorial district.
“Aside that, all the ethinic groups – be the Igbos, Egbiras, Igalas and others that resides in the zone has been captured amongst the beneficiaries. They are to get one of each of the items.”
The senator also distributed sets of computers to some secondary schools in the zone.
He however cautioned his supporters, especially the younger folks, not to fight or engaged in verbal insult with his politicial enemies, “What matter in leadership is good representation, and so, I always speak the mind of the people I represented.
“I speak the mind of the people on the street of Kogi West and always look for ways to ameliorates the pains of people in the Senatorial district.”Because of that I don’t feel embitter about criticism. I am open-minded to criticism. I have also critiqs peoples policies but not their personality.
“So, I don’t want anybody to attack my political opponents. Don’t allow politicians to make you receive curses. You must respect your elders. For me, God is my fighter and so I don’t want you (supporters) to fight on my behalf.”End.