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Lawmaker empowers constituents

WARRI—THE member representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. (Mrs.) Evelyn Oboro-Ojakovo, has given out 27 vehicles to party leaders and various empowerment materials to petty traders and other persons interested in skills acquisition.

Meanwhile, Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, has advised politicians in the state to approach 2015 elections with the knowledge that power comes from God.

However, the lawmaker said her constituency empowerment programme, which gulped millions of naira, was not a ploy to campaign for re-election.

The Federal legislator stated this at the Trade Fair Complex, Osubi venue of her empowerment programme.

According to Hon. Oboro-Ojakovo, she was elected on a mandate that has a four-year lifespan, noting that she has more than two years more and as such cannot be thinking of 2015 elections.

She said that after her election, she decided to establish the Evelyn Oboro Foundation, in a bid to help the less-privileged in her constituency.

On challenges as the first Urhobo woman in parliament, Hon Oboro-Ojakovo said a lot of her constituents misunderstand the duties of a lawmaker with that of a commissioner or council chairman.

While disclosing that she intended to continue with the empowerment programme in batches, Hon. Oboro-Ojakovo said the next batch of beneficiaries would be empowered from February to July next year.

 


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