By David Dari
The immediate past governor and senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has, empowered 105 vulnerable members of his constituency with grinding machines and power generating sets, at the weekend.
Al-Makura, while distributing the items to the beneficiaries in Lafia, said it was aimed at improving their economic well-being.
He said it was part of the zonal intervention for members of his constituency, especially the most vulnerable.
Al-Makura maintained that the best form of empowerment was not doling out cash and food to people, but providing them with items that would enable them elk a living.
According to him, the grinding mills would go a long way to boost the economy of households of the women beneficiaries.
Al-Makura explained that he would rollout various empowerment programmes with direct bearing on vulnerable in his senatorial district to tackle poverty and restiveness.
“I have set up machinery to identify other priority needs of the people in my senatorial district with the view of addressing them.
“I assured my people that I will impact their lives as much as a senator, like I did during my tenure as a governor,” Al-Makura added.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Isa Mahanga from Awe Local Government Area, said that the donation was a justification of their mandate to the senator.
He therefore assured the senator that they would use the items for the purpose they were meant. The Nigeria Standard reports that the beneficiaries were drawn from Doma, Lafia, Awe, Keana and Obi local government areas making up the senatorial zone.