Constituents laud Rep Umaru over quality representation

Sat, Apr 13, 2024
By editor


STAKEHOLDERS cutting across different political parties, ethnic, religious and other groups, have commended Rep. Jeremiah Umaru (APC-Nasarawa), for providing quality representation.

Some of the stakeholders spoke at the maiden town hall organised by the lawmaker on Saturday in Akwanga.

Umaru represents Akwanga/Nassarawa-Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State.

Prof. Onje Gyewado, a former Deputy Governor and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described the lawmaker as a ”worthy ambassador” of the constituency.

Gyewado, who commended Umaru for organising the town hall, said that the move would provide a platform for all, irrespective of political parties, to make observations and suggestions that would better the lots of the people.

“This town hall has made some of us to believe that there is hope for the future.

”I believe that the lawmaker will take advantage of the laudable contributions made by different stakeholders to enhance his work

”He has started well and we believe with engagements like this, he will do better than we imagined, ” he said.

Also speaking, Chief Anthony Yamusa, the District Head of Akwanga and Chairman,  Forum of District Heads in the constituency, commended the lawmaker for keeping to his campaign promises since he assumed office.

He explained that the lawmaker had touched the lives of the people in different ways, particularly the poor and vulnerable ones in the constituency.

He expressed joy that the town hall had brought together the constituents irrespective of political, ethnic and religious affiliations, to rub minds and fashion out ways that would ensure steady growth and development in the constituency.

Yamusa, however, called on residents of the constituency to support the lawmaker to succeed.

On his part, Mr Alexander Emmanuel, the Chairman of Labour Party in the state, commended the lawmaker over his achievements so far.

“We are happy that you are representing us at the national assembly; with what you are doing, we believe that the constituency will not remain the same in the coming years,” he said.

Responding, Umaru said that the meeting aimed at getting feedback from the people in the constituency toward providing better representation.

He told his constituents that so far, he has moved seven motions and sponsored 10 bills, adding  that some of the bills had passed second reading.

The lawmaker said that he had distributed 30 vehicles, 1,000 bags of fertiliser and spraying machine, constructed solar street lights and solar water projects.

”We have paid the 2024 UTME registration fee for 350 candidates in the constituency and erected a telecom mast in Gotta ward of Wamba.

“We have donated six transformers, two each to the three local government areas in constituency, renovated classrooms, rural electrification projects in two communities in Wamba, among others,” he added.

Umaru, who  assured the constituents of more developmental strides, explained that majority of his proposed projects  were captured in the 2024 budget.

”Some of the projects underway include,

a mini stadium and skills acquisition centre in Akwanga, three cassava processing plants, among others.

”So, I want to assure you that we are here to serve and we will regularly engage you to get your inputs so as to enable us  serve you better,”Umaru said.

In a goodwill message, Gov. Andullahi Sule of the state, represented by Mr. Yakubu Kwanta, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said that the lawmaker is making the state proud.

The governor, who wished the lawmaker well, promised to partner with him to better the living condition of the people in the constituency. (NAN)


April 13, 2024 @ 21:06 GMT