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Lalong applauds Plateau Reps member for good representation in two years



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Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Barr. Simon Lalong has applauded the effort of member representing Pankshin Kanke, Kanam Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt.

Hon Yusuf Gagdi for embarking and completing numerous projects for the benefit of his constituents within two years in office.

Lalong stated this on Thursday in Pankshin, while commissioning some projects and distribution of empowerment items to some beneficiaries within the Constituency which include the Constituency office of the Federal legislator; borehole drilling equipment; distribution of 20 cars to his aides and some constituents; and 3 joint security patrol vehicles for the three LGAs of Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam by Hon Gagdi.

Lalong acknowledged that Hon Gagdi, a former deputy speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly has effectively represented the Federal Constituency in 9th Assembly.

He described the laudable projects and programmes of the lawmaker, saying it will definitely have a huge impact on the people.

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“From the compendium of achievements made available, the Honourable member has sponsored about 20 bills and moved several motions on critical national issues and in particular, those affecting the people of Pankshin, Kanke, Kanam Constituency and Plateau State. This is a commendable development that buttresses the primary duty of law makers.

“We can also see from the compendium of the Mid-Term Report presented that the legislator has equally facilitated and supported various projects within his constituency that border on provision of basic social amenities such as water, roads, schools, health centres, rural electrification and human capital development.

“Added to this, is the aspect of lobby and networking for which the legislator has been able to build across the country in his two years at the Green Chambers which have opened opportunities for employment and appointment of the sons and daughters of Plateau State and in particular the members of his constituency to various Federal establishments.

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“I am also happy to note that the Honourable member has not left out the traditional institutions in his intervention programmes as he has supported the improvement of their palaces and assisted them whenever the need arises. The records also show that he has carried along his constituents irrespective of religious, ethnic or tribal differences. This is the way to go.

Lalong call on the people of Pankshin, Kanke, Kanam Federal Constituency to continue to support the legislator in ensuring that he delivers on his campaign promises, adding that the task of building a greater PKK can only be possible when all hands are on deck to assist those you have elected to perform.

Earlier, the member, House of Representatives for Pankshin/Kanke Kanam (PKK) federal constituency in House of Reps and Chairman House Committee on Navy, Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, said he will continue to legislate to the yearning and aspirations of his constituents.

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Gagdi said the projects executed by him is to reduce the infrastructural deficit within the zone.

The lawmaker explained that, he has sunk about 300 boreholes in and around the three local government areas that made up his constituency PKK.

Similarly, three security vehicles purchased by the legislator to help monitor insecurities within Pankshin/Kanke Kanam, were commissioned by the governor, other vehicles were donated to religious leaders of both faith.

A JAMB committee was inaugurated at the two year report presentation, primarily to organise and refund to each candidate who registered for the upcoming JAMB examinations.

Hon. Gagdi said he provided science learning materials to schools in his constituency worth 120 million naira to be personally handed over to principals of schools within his constituency.

According to Gagdi, that his effort has led to gainful employment of indigents over 300 people in various ministries and federal government owned agencies in the country.


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