The member house of representatives, Honourable Leke Abejide, (ADC) representing Yagba East/Yagba West/ Mopa Amuro federal constituency in Kogi state, has launched hospital facilities to assist five general hospital, modern school materials and seedling for farmers worth millions of naira in his constituency.
The programme aimed to provide different medical facilities, modern school tables with chairs and seedlings to farmers in the rural areas within Yagba federal constituency.
Speaking on the programme on Monday, after a visit to his ward (Ward 4) in Yagba East LGA on constituency outreach, Hon. Leke said: “The intervention in health, education and agriculture is much needed in Yagba, bearing in mind the present state of our health and agricultural extension scheme, we intend to use this means to better the lives of our people in Yagba.
He added that this intervention is just a tip of an iceberg, the people should have access to good medical care, they don’t have to travel far before they can have it at their disposal, our education system also should be improved, it is a pitiable situation to see our children learning under trees or not having comfortable tables and chairs in an academic environment, we want to improve access to education for young boys and girls. Our farmer’s needs adequate and provision of seedlings.
Added that the standard of medical facilities in our hospitals have degraded to the extent that our people travel as far as other neighbouring states for medical attention.
With programmes such as medical outreach, education and agricultural intervention, Hon. Leke said he has always embarked on massive investments in areas that will have a direct impact on our people, the seedlings for the farmers will help provide food and further improve our agriculture which is predominant in our communities.
Hon. Leke is known for his empowerment initiatives and his annual payment of WAEC fees for all students in SS3 across Yagba which is now in its 3rd year, he has grown popular among children, youths, women and men both old and young who continue to enjoy dividends of democracy through his representation.
He added that these items should be used immediately, after the distribution, we would as well visit the selected hospitals and schools to see that these medical items are all in use. We don’t want a situation where these items would be abandoned, diverted or sold which is contrary to the intentions, 22 schools across Yagba will benefit from the modern school tables and chairs.
To acknowledge my steps at improving the health status of our people and upgrading our hospitals, schools, as well as Agriculture, let’s ensure that the materials provided are used judiciously and so that our farmers will enjoy support about what to plant. The rainy season here and our collect involvement in Agriculture is essential at this time.
According to Hon. Leke Abejide, it is expected that more empowerment schemes, infrastructure, employment opportunities and a lot more are coming that will have impacts on the people he represents.
He said he would do everything humanly possible to improve the social welfare of the people of Yagba as a whole, irrespective of political party or afflictions.
While calling on the support of the people to be able to fulfil all his promises, Hon. Leke said he had designed a series of empowerment programmes for his constituents that would take care of the various segments of the society and promised never to disappoint them.
Abraham Ibukun Eunice ,
S.A Mdeia and Publicity,
Hon. Leke Abejide, MHR.
Yagba Federal Constituency.