A member of the House of Representatives, representing Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency, Mr Joyce Overah, has called on all elective office holders to make deliberate effort to empower members of their various constituencies if the nation is to avoid an implosion waiting to happen.
Mr. Overah noted that the scourge of unemployment ravaging the country was alarming and frightening and advised that something must be done to tackle it.
He gave the charge at the weekend while briefing members of his constituency where he handed out 10 tricycles, 15 sewing machines, 15 welding machines and 25 hair dryer machines, as his contribution to alleviate poverty in his constituency, promising to do so from time to time.
While giving account of his stewardship, Overah, stated that â€œon the floor of the House I moved the celebrated motion on the resuscitation of the Sapele Seaport which was overwhelmingly and comprehensively supported by two-third majority of members of the House that subsequently led to the visitation of the House Committee on marine to the Sapele Seaport on inspection which favourable reports led to the Quit Notice given to the Nigerian Navy by the House.â€
Speaking further, Overah, explained that he also co-sponsored several Bills which include the Child Right Bill, the National Housing Authority Bill and also handled various petitions from constituency of people who have either been unjustly dismissed or terminated from their places of work.
The federal legislator also maintained that he had equally included the construction of various roads in 2009 Federal and NDDC budgets, which included the dualization of the Okirighwere/Agbor road by the Niger Delta Ministry, the construction of Amukpe-Ugborken road under NDDC, the Oviri/Oha road, and the Ugbolokposo/Ugbomro road, to mention just a few.
Overah, then commended the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for setting the pace of development in the State.