Kogi Federal Lawmaker appoints 150 aides, spent #183M WAEC fee for students in Constituency.
The Member Representing Yagba Federal Constituency in Kogi state , Hon. Elder Leke Abejide has disclosed that he has so far appointed over 150 political aides from the Constituency as fall out of the dividend of democracy to his people.
This is just as he added that he had equally spent one hundred and eighty three million naira ( #183M) for the payment of WAEC fee for students in his constituency in the last three years.
The lawmaker stressed further that the provision of Educational support for the people of his Constituency has remained a long time passion, assured that it will continue until the end of his tenure.
Hon. Leke Abejide, disclosed this during an interactive meeting with Journalists, said his passion for his people to get educated was the catalyst for him to continue with the payment of the WAEC fee for students of the constituency.
The Lawmaker disclosed that with Education , the people are better equipped and empowered to face the challenges of life, adding that education remains his focus towards Lifting People out of darkness into light.
He assured that every child in Yagba Federal Constituency will continue to enjoy his benevolence in the payment of final year Examination fee for students until the end of his tenure in the House of Representatives.
He disclosed that he has passed about fifteen bills and motion thus far in the House of Representatives, said he remained the Lawmaker with the highest bills and motions passed in the current House of Representatives.
He added that his commitment to the widows of his constituency in providing them clothing, foodstuffs and other support would be sustained, insisting that his live for widows know no bound.
He further informed that due to his love for the improvement in the health needs of the people, he has procured and made available hospital equipment worth N50million to health Institutions in federal Constituency.
According to him ” My desire to make my impact felt at the grassroots made me to appoint about one hundred and fifty political aides. In two years in office , multiple roads are undergoing construction in the three local government areas that make up the Constituency.
While making employment generation for the constituents his priority , said the welfare of traditional rulers would continue to receive serious attention.
Hon. Leke Abejide hinted that he voted for electronic voting and transmission of results in the forthcoming election during the amendment debate of the Electoral Act.
Speaking at the visit, Comr Adeiza Momohjimoh, Kogi State Chairman of the NUJ, described Elder Leke Abejide as a grassroots politician to the core who’s passion for his people remains unquantifiable.
The NUJ Chairman lauded Elder Leke Abejide for making and sustaining his campaign promises since he was elected, commended the service oriented qualities of the member representing Yagba Federal Constituency, assured him of a brighter and rewarding future if he continues in his stead of selfless service to the people.
Earlier in a welcome remarks, Hon.Shola Adebola, the Chief of Staff to the member representing Yagba Federal Constituency, said the interaction with Journalists was aimed at hearing from the horses mouth the laudable accomplishments of Elder Leke Abejide in two years of his representation.