OTUO (EDO) – The lawmaker representing Owan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Pally Iriase (APC, Edo), on Tuesday donated some business empowerment items to 166 youths in his constituency.
The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the items include motorcycles, tricycles, hairdriers, and grinding machines.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
While presenting the items to the beneficiaries, Iriase said that the idea was to reduce the unemployment situation in his constituency.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“The level of unemployment in Nigeria is increasing on a daily basis. It is time for us all to contribute our quota to ameliorate the poverty situation.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“The welfare of my people in Owan is paramount to me. I will never stop doing things that will elevate them from the shackles of poverty because, without them, I won’t be here today,’’ he said.
Iriase said his tenure had been able to alleviate poverty in the lives of young people in the area through various sustainable projects that he had initiated.
“I have provided basic social amenities to complement the contributions of the state government to the infrastructural development of the state,’’ the lawmaker said.
He said the various empowerment programmes he had embarked on were an avenue to reach out to the people he represented.
The lawmaker added that his campaign against poverty was on improving the lives of his constituents who helped him to win the APC ticket to re-contest in the February 2015 general elections.
Iriase assured that he would not betray the confidence reposed in him, if he was re-elected in the general elections.
The beneficiaries thanked the lawmaker, saying that the items would go a long way in ameliorating the poverty situation in the community. (NAN)