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We’ll resist debate on ‘doctored’ copy of Uwais’ report – Rep

By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Ifaluyi Isibor, has said  members of the House would resist any attempt to deliberate on what he described as the edited copy of the Justice Mohammed Uwais Electoral Reform Committee’s report as submitted by the presidency.

The member, representing Egor and Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency of Edo State, said the leadership of the House already had the original copy of the report and would ensure that only that copy and not the adulterated one was deliberated upon by the House.

Isibor, who spoke to newsmen in Benin City on the occasion of the flagging off ceremony for training of women in event management and interior decoration, asserted that “If the Federal Government brings in another copy, we have a way of getting our own copy.

“I want to assure you that I have about ten copies of the unedited copies as submitted by Uwais and we are going to look at it critically, we are so passionate about it, the best will come out for Nigerians”.

On the flagging off exercise, where over 100 women in his constituency were empowered, the lawmaker said, as legislators, they must assist government in solving the problem of unemployment in the society.

He added that “members are asked to contribute their quota by empowering their people to reduce unemployment”.

According to him, “if all members can train 100 people in their constituency, you can imagine the trickle effect. The method I’m adopting,in partnership with the National Directorate of Employment ( NDE) is using qualified people who can impact knowledge correctly and directly at the right time”

Earlier in her speech, the State coordinator of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mrs Ayo Edgbai, commended the lawmaker for bringing in such programmes to impact on the people of his constituency, attributing youth restiveness to the high rate of unemployment in the County.

Edegbai, who represented  the Director-General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed,  stressed that before the war against poverty and unemployment could be won, there was need for women and youths to be empowered through vocational skill development programmes.


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