In a renewed effort to redeeming his electoral promises, Hon Bimbo Daramola, a federal lawmaker representing Ekiti North Federal Constituency 1, comprising of Oye and Ikole Ekiti, once again brought excitement and respite to his constituents just as he offered various empowerment items to his people to sustain them socio-economically.

The elaborate event which witnessed an unprecedented crowd took place at Ifelodun Primary School in Ikole Ekiti on Saturday, August 17, 2013, where his stewardship-rendering known as ?Abomire 2? was brought to full public glare. The beneficiaries were drawn from all the 24 wards in the constituency, with almost 600 people benefitting from the numerous empowerment items, irrespective of their political affiliation, ethnic or religion.

Items distributed at the programme included, 2 Luxury buses, 18 Cars, 42 Plasma TV sets, 24 Ceiling Fans, 12 Grinding Machine, 24 Generating Sets, 12 Vulcanizing Machines, 12 Sewing Machine, 12 Dryers, 10 Hair Clippers, 24 Farm Sprayer, 12 Deep Freezers, and 12 Motorcycle. Hon. Daramola also offered cash support of N25, 000 each to 48 youths to start their small scale businesses, 40 widows and other senior citizens also benefited from the gesture.

According to Hon Daramola, ??this impactful zeal is aimed at empowering our people to make them self-employed and to complement the efforts of the state government in sustaining our human capital development initiative. My motivation for this project comes from my party, which has as one of its three major core values promotion of private enterprise for people to empower themselves and be self sustaining.?? The astute lawmaker stated.

Daramola who is the deputy chairman committee on Millennium Development Goals had just been appointed few weeks a go by Rt. Hon Aminu Tambuwal Speaker House of Reps, as Chairman, adhoc committee to probe the allocation of plots of Land to companies and individuals in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and probable cases of fraud in the process from 2010 till date. This recent appointment was a pointer to the fact that Daramola is a parliamentarian of note whose meritorious contributions at the hallowed chamber cannot be underestimated.

Suffice to emphasize that this empowerment programme is expected to rub on every member of the constituency directly or indirectly. It is a delight that many past beneficiaries are now economically viable and are sustaining their families from the proceeds of the empowerment. However there are strong indications that the multi-million naira 38-bed hospital project at Ire-Ekiti which is still under construction would be completed and fully put to use before the end of 2014. This is another project embarked upon by Hon Bimbo Daramola; the edifice after completion would be opened to people in the community for them to enjoy free medical services, courtesy Hon Daramola.?

By Ayodele Bayode

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