Immediate past Senator for Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Senator Shehu Sani on Monday distributed 50 pumping machines, 50 grinding machines and 50 sewing machines to people of his constituency.
The items were distributed to 150 beneficiaries drawn from Giwa, Igabi, Chikun, Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Kajuru and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state as a form of empowerment to improve their lives.
Speaking during the distribution which took place in Kaduna, the activist said the items are not from him as gift or donation but given as part of his constituency projects which is part of dividends of democracy. He said in the last four years he has built and equipped seven hospital in Rigachikun, Giwa, three in Igabi, Tudun Wada and Birnin Gwari all over in the Kaduna Central zone.
“These items given to you are not presents given to you by those you elected and they are neither favour done to you nor donations, they are your legitimate rights and part of the dividends of democracy for electing people into the position of office.”
He urged them to make best use of the items for the purpose for which it was given as an empowerment tool. “Though I am not a serving senator today, I still have a duty to deliver these empowerment materials to you, these materials were allocated to my office and my person and I have a duty to deliver it to you.”
He also called on them to appreciate the parliament for the purpose of equity, justice and fair play in the distribution of items to be delivered to the constituent.
Sani called on the electorates to create self-respect for themselves by not collecting anything given to them by politicians seeking positions in various offices,
“Revolunaries don’t retire and cannot be retired, comrades are elected because they speak the truth wherever they go, I fear no one and whoever says anything which demands our response we will reply even if it is the President of Nigeria.”
Sen Sani called on the people not to take position of silence and continue to suffer, urging them to speak truth to power and to the people in power irrespective of whether they like it or not. “We are in the centre of Northern Nigeria, the region which is faced with crisis, violence and bloodshed, whether the President is from the North or not, you all have the right to demand for equity and justice as concerned with the affairs of governance,” he stressed.
Sani called on the people of Kaduna central to be very conscious of their place in the politics of Kaduna as they have been seriously marginalised and exploited in the politics of the state. [THE NATION]