By Festus Ahon & Perez Brisibe
UGHELLI—THE senator representing Delta Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has restated his resolve to reciprocate the trust and confidence reposed in him through the ballots in the 2015 general election through effective representation.
Omo-Agege, who spoke during the flag- off of his empowerment programme in Ughelli, where he empowered 400 traders and commercial motorcycle riders, noted that the economic well-being of the people was dear to his heart.
The senator disclosed that under the programme, he will award scholarships to 200 undergraduate students of the Delta State University, DELSU. The programme which will continue next weekend at Effurun, will take the senator round the eight local government areas in Delta Central senatorial district.
The event at the Ughelli Kingdom Hall and the Ughelli main market was attended by hundreds of commercial motorcycle riders and traders from the market.
At the Ughelli Kingdom Hall, 200 Okada riders went home with N20, 000 each while another 200 traders at the Ughelli Main Market went home with N20, 000 each to boost their trade, all totalling N8 million.
Handing the cash to the beneficiaries, Omo-Agege said: “I am not here to render my stewardship but to appreciate the efforts of the Okada riders and all those who stood by me during my election.
“When am done with this programme, I will invite everyone to Uviamughe to render my stewardship on the one year 5 months that I have spent in the senate.”