The speaker Adamawa State house of Assembly, Rt. Hon Aminu Iya Abbas has assured his constituency of a better deal noting that he will ensure that some of the core challenges bedevilling the constituency are resolved as his tenure lasted.
The speaker who made the pledge at a town hall meeting organised by International Republican Institute (IRI), sponsored by USAID went ahead to promise the the people that he will work hand in hand with the executive and ensure the provision of free healthcare delivery to pregnant women, avail youths with necessary skills to remain self sufficient and encourage them to partake in small scale businesses.
He also promised to support the education sector for the teeming youth and children, saying that he has been liasing with security agencies towards addressing the surfeit security challenges especially kidnapping in the constituency.
The speaker said the puporse of the town hall meeting can never be overemphasized considering recent trends and happenings in their communities.
The Speaker who was accompanied at the event by Hon. Ibrahim Musa Italiya (Mayo Belwa Constituency), Hon. Abdullahi Umar Nyako (Toungo) and his Wife, told the gathering that the event was not organised for campaigns but to interact with the representatives of his teeming constituents on how best to provide dividends of democracy and chart course for the betterment of the people through quality representation.
He noted that although the 1999 Constitution has categorically spelt out the responsibilities of a legislator, he has been striving assiduously to give them quality stewardship through the provision of constituency projects.
He assured them that he is committed to complementing the effort of the executive arm in providing dividends of democracy within his limited resources, promising to peruse on the list of problems presented for solution.
According to him, the 7th Assembly is considering enacting a legislation that will provide salary structure for vigilante considering their complementary role in curbing insecurity, adding that the house is going to enact law to make it mandatory for every government establishment to employ people with disabilities, adding that already the house had employed about 5 of them.
Rt. Hon. Iya Abbas, observed with dismay the nonchalant attitude of teachers most especially in the entire Hong LGA to their official duty, intimating them of the readiness of the present assembly towards dealing with teachers who do not go to their duty post.
He assured them of including the construction of Gaya road in 2020, budget, facilitation, employment of their teeming youth, provision of agricultural facilities, empowerment programmes such as soft loan, saying that he has been impressing on the Governor to reconnect their communities with power supply.
Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, assured them of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s effort in providing them with democracy dividends, pledging to work hard in order to deliver on his campaign promises.
In his remarks, the Chairman Transition Committee Hong LGC, Hon. Usman Inuwa Owganda, gave kudos to the Speaker, the NGO for organising such event, pointing out that PDP government will not disappoint them.
Earlier on leaders of the six wards that constitute Uba Gaya Constituency in Adamawa State presented their demands to the member representing their constituency and the Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, for consideration and possible solution.
The communities which cut across 6 Wards and 4 District comprise of the constituency, made their presentation at a townhall meeting organised by International Republican Institute (IRI) in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and held at Mararaba Mubi yesterday.
Several stakeholders who spoke at the historic event, commended the Speaker and IRI for organising such forum for the electorate to present their demands to their representative at the hallowed.
Parts of the demands presented by the representatives of the communities, Women, Youth and Physically challenged from all the 6 Wards including Garha, Hildi, Mayo Lope, Kwarhi, Uba and Gaya are; insecurity, lack of good road network,water supply, healthcare service and lack of befitting houses for the District Heads among others