Rep. Musa Pali (APC-Kirfi/Alkaleri) says he attracted and executed development projects worth N116.9 million for his constituents in 2020.
Pali, who disclosed this through his Senior Legislative Aid, Hassan Gaji, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Bauchi, on Monday, added that most of the projects were empowerment programmes.
The legislator said he distributed N6 million cash to 600 women, with each beneficiary collecting N10,000, within the period under review, to support them to start micro scale businesses.
He added that he also distributed 240 sewing and grinding machines worth N20 million to unemployed youths to enable them achieve self-reliance by engaging in commercial activities.
According to him, about N27 million was expended on free medical outreaches he facilitated during which 6,500 patients were treated against different ailments, out of which 4,500 of the beneficiaries received free surgical operations against various eye defects, including glaucoma and cataract, while the remaining 2,500 were provided with eye glasses and drugs.
He added that 34 motorcycles, valued at N11.9 million, were also distributed to party loyalists across the constituency, assuring that “we will expand the scope of the programme to accommodate more deserving individuals.
“We have also procured N27 million worth of additional vulcanising and grinding machines which were distributed to various groups of unemployed youths”, he said, adding that the sum of N25 million was also expended on water projects, including the drilling of two motorised boreholes at Gwana and Pali districts, to boost the supply of safe and clean water.
Each of the 19 and 13 electoral wards in Kirfi and Alkaleri Local Government Areas, respectively were provided with a hand pump in order to increase access to potable drinking water, Mr Pali said.
Besides, the lawmaker said he procured N20 million worth of medical equipment, including beds, drugs, consumables and other relevant complementary tools which he donated to the Kirfi General Hospital, as part of his efforts to promote healthcare services.