Following the economic downturn in Nigeria, Plateau North senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and member representing Barkin-Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon Simon Mwadkwon, has empowered widows and youths who are victims of insecurity in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State with foodstuffs, tricycles and financial assistance.
Mwadkwon who distributed the food items to over 500 women and youths at his constituency office in Barkin-Ladi, lamented that most women who are made widows due to insecurity have lost their source of livelihood while some cannot go to farms for fear of the unknown.
He said most women in the rural villages who managed to go to farm have had their crops grazed on and are left with nothing to feed on, hence the need for succour.
The federal lawmaker, who was flanked by his Senior Legislative Aide Hon Daniel Jackson, his legislative aide Hon Sati Shuwa, his Chief of Staff, Pharm Chun John, other staff and supporters while delivering one bag of foodstuffs consisting of rice, beans, millet, wheat and maize each to the beneficiaries said the humanitarian gesture became imperative to assist them considering the hard times they are facing without their breadwinners.
“Looking at the prevailing economic hardships being faced by the people and considering what they are going through in terms of insecurity, this gesture became necessary to help them with the food to eat”
“It is important for us to fight poverty and make our people economically sound,” he said.
Mwadkwon also donated tricycles popularly known as “Keke NAPEP” to Youths from the Federal Constituency to enable them to have what will keep them economically stable and meet their financial obligations.
The beneficiaries were carefully selected across the 21 Wards of the Federal Constituency.
The Lawmaker reiterated his commitment to human capital development through strategic empowerment and other skills acquisition programmes.
He hinted that as a Lawmaker, he is committed to making laws and initiating programmes that will have a direct impact on the people and society.
Some beneficiaries who could be seen visibly glad appreciated the Lawmaker for identifying with them in their most trying times with the humanitarian intervention and empowerment.
They also commended him for providing purposeful leadership and prayed that God elevates him so he can do more to alleviate the sufferings of the people of the Federal Constituency who have been going through a lot.