The Senator Representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone, Chief Obinna Ogba has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will perform its oversight function effectively for speedy implementation of the 2016 Budget.
Chief Ogba stated this at an event to empower some less privileged people in his constituency at Nkalagu in Ishielu Local Government Area of the State.
Implements distributed to the beneficiaries include Sewing machines, Palm kernel cracking machines, Cassava grinding machines, Millers, as well as Cars and Motorcycles.
Senator Ogba explained that the National Assembly had painstakingly worked on the Budget to reposition the nation’s economy for optimum performance.
He noted that the tools were to make the beneficiaries self-reliant and enjoined them to key into Agricultural programme of the government as efforts were being made to make the sector more viable.
“There are many countries that survived without oil, Nigeria had been surviving before oil came and we can also survive through agriculture products. I support the encouragement of farmers to be able to have a lot of produce” he said.
Senator Ogba called on the federal government to do everything within its powers to entrench peace between farmers and herdsmen to reduce tension across the country.
In a remark the Council Chairman, Mr. Hillary Eze explained that the gesture would go a long way in complementing the effort of the state government to ameliorate economic hardship facing those at the grassroots.
Some of the beneficiaries described the empowerment as a stepping stone towards alleviating their sufferings and promised to put the tools to effective use.
“Infact, I don’t know how to express my feelings, but my prayer is that God will continue to bless him and also that God should help me to use this to be able to train my children and other people”
“I feel very happy to have such person in the government. Is just few people that go to that place that can do this type of thing”.
They called for more of such programmes to further reduce the poverty level of the people of the state.