2023: Deputy National Secretary Rice Farmers of Nig. Awodi, warns against mistake in electing representative to Assembly.
The electorate of Umaisha/ Ugya State constituency in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state have been warned against making mistake in the election of their representative to the State Assembly.
National Deputy Secretary Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Alhaji Iliyasu Awodi, handed down the warning last week when the Speaker Nasarawa state House of Assembly paid him a condolence visit in Umaisha over the demise of his wife.
Alhaji Alhaji Awodi noted with satisfaction the performance of Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi the Speaker of the Nasarawa state Assembly, who has ensured the integration of the area into the main stream politics of the state.
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He said that politics is mainly to attract dividends,which Hon. Balarabe has been doing, especially the investment in Agriculture and the construction of the Toto Umaisha road.
The former Bank executive expressed confidence that the efforts of the Speaker would yield the desired results when the mechanise farming concerns commence operations in the area.
Awodi said he was particularly impressed by the tireless efforts of the Speaker and government of Nasarawa state in the flushing out of the terrorist group the Daarel Islam from Uttu forest, which has given the people the rest of life and peace to continue their farming activities and businesses.
He therefore urged the people of the constituency to rally round the Speaker and the All Progressives Congress to return him so that the dignity and respect accorded the the Local government be retrained.
” No matter how fragile the situation, we must ensure total victory for Balarabe. He has done a lot and can not because of the selfish interests and non beneficial ego of some few individuals submit to retrogression.
“We must consolidate and also improve on the gains so that more will come our ways. Starting afresh is step backwards, God will not allow such. We have suffered a lot during past regimes and hoping that time has come for us to be recognized. We can’t afford to lose this last chance”, Awodi counseled.
The Speaker who led a delegation of the people of the constituency to several homes of berived and internally displaced persons following the unrestrained flooding of the River Benue, conveyed the message of the state Assembly of it’s concern, promising that urgent assistance is on the way.
He revealed that the House had already resolved on the predicament of the people and the government and other relevant organisations are set to come to the aid of the victims.
The Speaker however confirmed his donation of N 4 million in aid of the victims of the flood.