Rep. Dachung Bagos (PDP-Plateau), has empowered 150 women in his constituency with N20,000 each.
Bagos is representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of the state.
Presenting the cash to beneficiaries on Saturday in Jos, the lawmaker said the beneficiaries were largely petty traders.
He said that the gesture is to support them to improve on their trading, adding that it would enable them become economically viable to support their families.
”When you empower the woman, you are automatically empowering the family and society in general.
”What we are doing today is to empower these 150 women with a token of N20,000 each so that they can boost their businesses and become economically stable.
”These have no political or religious undertone; we are doing this to support our mothers and sisters to make a living,” he said.
The lawmaker added that the gesture is a way of tackling poverty among his people, adding that more of similar interventions are underway.
He advised the beneficiaries to put the cash into good use for their individual benefit, their families and communities in general.
In a brief remark, Mr Davou Mang, the Plateau North zonal PDP Chairman, commended the lawmaker for his numerous interventions toward alleviating poverty in the constituency
Mang, who described Bagos as the ‘pride’ of the party in the state, saying his performance in the past years has been exceptional.
Hajiya Jamila Bala, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the lawmaker for the gesture and promised that they would put it into good use.