The Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator AbdulFatai Buhari has, on Thursday empowered constituents with different items that worth millions of naira.
The items distributed were 20 Saloon Cars, 270 Motorcycles, 600 Grinding Machines, 250 Sewing Machines, 100 Laptops, 80 Deep Freezers, 100 Back Pack Sprayer and Chemicals for Farmers.
Others included Cash Support of 20,000 for 100 widows, Cash Support of 20,000 for 100 elders and most vulnerable, 20, 000 Bursary for 100 students, 100,000 to 10 selected youths, 10,000,000 to selected communities for development.
While speaking, the Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport said his vision is deeply rooted in creating and promoting a quality representation through responsive leadership display and accessible dividends of democracy to his constituents.
He also spoke on the long time yearnings for a federal tertiary institution in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo state adding that it is gradually yielding an encouraging outcome as bill has passed through public hearing and awaits committee’s report for passage by the Senate.
The Ogbomoso-born politician also spoke about federal roads in the senatorial district and the state.
Buhari maintained that he will not relent to mount pressure on the federal government until the road is completed.
He said, “I absolutely agreed with you, it is sad, it is sad that the road is still not completed. I had raised an alarm that the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway was not motorable.
“It is worrisome that the road is still not completed 19 years after.
“I remember that there was an incident, I was driving and there was an accident which involved students. 18 of them and all of them died. We were shielding tears. The following Tuesday, I moved a motion at the chamber on the issue. But, the only thing that they did was that they came and do some palliatives on the road. They promised that they will do the main express.
“But, the good news is that from Oyo now, it has reached Elega, it remained from Elega to Ogbomoso now to link Ilorin road.
“What they always tell us is that it is a fund, fund, fund. We will not relent, we will continue to harass, we will continue to put pressure on them till when the road is completed.
“I am doing this for the benefit of my constituents, there are some people who will benefit today. May be this is the only thing that they will benefit in a democracy. So, I am proud that I am doing it.
“There is no way you can satisfy your people, even with this, there is no way you can satisfy them. But, I am happy that some people will he happy today”.
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