By IHIDERO Victor Osae, Kaduna
As part of his constituency empowerment programme for his people, Senator representing Southern Kaduna Senatorial District, Danjuma Laah (Shettima Kagoro) at the weekend revealed that his office in collaboration with Senator Danjuma Laah Foundation has empowered over 4707 youths in various aspect of profession, especially in skills acquisition and security.
Senator Laah made this known in Kafanchan while presenting his stewardship of one year in office to his as part of event to mark his first 365 days as a senator.
According to Laah, his foundation in partnership with Coca-Cola Nigeria, has so far trained 174 youths as small scale marketers and will be provided with branded Coca Cola kiosks, tables and chairs, umbrellas plus 50 creates of assorted drinks with coolers and refrigerator for each trainee.
“Coca cola Plc are waiting for shipment of the last consignment. The disbursement of these items are to be in the next few weeks, as soon as the products arrive the country. All payment of these items has been settled, it is in the sum N14 million.” He said.
On security, the senator explained that as part his resolve to ensure peaceful coexistence within his senatorial district and in fulfillment of his promise during his campaign, he has equally engaged 4350 people including youths, men and women in the security outfit of his area.
The security, (vigilante group), popularly known as ‘Iyabanga’ has about 50 security men and women in 87 political wards across the 8 local government area within his constituency.
He further said, his in collaboration with the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC), also engaged 164 young people to assist in the security of live and property of the entire Southern
Kaduna. Adding that 19 people were also support to join the federal civil service within the year in review.
Senator Shettima equally used the occasion to present 87 Motorcycle, 16 security branded Station Wagon Golf Cars to aid security in his constituency.
The motorcycles and cars which was distributed to the entire 87 political wards, is met to complement the security network initiative of the senator.
He also made a presentation of 450 seaters capacity study centre to the National Open University (NOUN).
NOUN Study centre which is sited at Kpak Kagoro will also run programme with Harvard University and other renowned Institutions with the aid of latest 3D video Technology and also assist facilitate the revolutionary face-to-face lectures across continents, according to Shettima.
“The idea came as a result of the fact that there are not enough places in our conventional universities that can absorb the huge number of students seeking degree admission. In addition, quite a number of people who are working and doing business can be afforded the opportunity to obtain first and even higher degrees conveniently without disrupting their work schedules.” Laah, noted.