The member representing Ezinihitte/Ahiazu Mbaise Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Rt. Hon. Raphael Nnanna Igbokwe has thoughtfully empowered over 300 of his constituents.
Speaking at the event, Hon. Igbokwe said the empowerment programme was in fulfilment of his campaign promises to his constituents, noting that the empowerment programme is part of his commitment to putting smiles on the faces of his constituents.
The lawmaker doled out millions of Naira for small scale business operators . other empowerment items given out were vehicles, motorcycles, generating sets, hairdryers, sewing machines, which attracted unimaginable jubilation and applause from the jubilant beneficiaries.
Hon. Igbokwe who sees education as the most powerful weapon to change the world, used the opportunity to offer bursary/ scholarship to 100 students from his federal constituency.
While speaking, one of the recipients, Chief Adelabu commended the humane lawmaker for the initiative. He also expressed delight with the young parliamentarian for placing emphasis on empowering the youths which he described as a worthy and pertinent initiative. HRH Eze Ogoko of Mpam Community Ahiazu Mbaise and HRH Eze Uwahemu of Onicha Ezinihitte thanked Hon Igbokwe for the Ultra Modern Civic Centres he built in their communities. They also received on behalf of their communities big generating set to power the Civic Centres.
Adding his voice, Chief Stephen Nwaonu an indigene of Otulu confessed that Hon. Igbokwe have more developmental projects spread over the constituency than anyone that has ever been there.
In his remarks, Chief Charlton Osuagwu, said the empowerment programme was done in a transparent manner to enable the beneficiaries have a new phase of life.
The TC Chairmen of both Ahiazu and Ezinihitte in their remarks confessed that the federal constituency have not had it so good as this before. Commending Hon Igbokwe for his outstanding legislative performance and his recent election as the African Representative on the Inter Parliamentary Union, IPU Standing Committee for Peace and International Security.
Most of the beneficiaries thanked and poured encomiums on Hon. Igbokwe for the programme which they described as a stepping stone to aid them in their various fields of human endeavour.
Hon Austine Chukwukere – Member Rep Ideato North & South in the House of Reps, Hon Chike Okafor -Obowo Fed. Constituency, Hon. Ewerenji, TC chairman Ahiazu, Hon. Bob Anyanwu, TC chairman Ezinihitte Mbaise, Dr. Kachi Nwoga, former TC Chairman for Ahiazu Mbaise, Hon. Mark Adindu, former leader of Council and TC chairman of Ezinihitte Mbaise, Chief Charlton Osuagwu, former TC chairman Ezinihitte, Hon Ifeanyi Eke APC Chairman Ahiazu LGA , Hon Opurum APC Chirman Ezinihitte LGA , Hon Grace Iwuchukwu -Fmr TC Chairman Ahiazu, Chief Sabi Agim, Dr Jude Agulana and Hon Stanley Onu among other sons and daughters of the federal constituency attended the event.