A member representing Somolu Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Ademorin Kuye, on Tuesday, gave out work equipment to over 300 artisans in the Somolu/Bariga axis of Lagos.
Items given out include grinding machines, clippers and generators for barbers, hair dryers for hairdressers, sewing machines, welding machines, makeup kits, and laptops for select candidates who went through training in web designing.
Speaking after the presentations, Kuye said the gesture was in fulfillment of his pledge to empower and impact his immediate constituency.
He announced the registration of all WAEC and NECO candidates in the constituency with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the National Identification Number (NIN) preparatory to registering for their exams. He said it is free of charge and would help reduce the challenges parents faced last year.
In addition, he stated that he has facilitated the construction of blocks of six classrooms with toilets and water in UNA Primary School and Shepherd Hill High School, Somolu; construction of a Primary Healthcare Centre, equipped with a standby ambulance in Adebule Primary School.
As a way of enhancing security and night economy, Kuye said committees have been constituted to see to the construction of 20 solar-powered boreholes and 20 solar-powered street lights, to be equitably distributed in both Somolu and Bariga.
Many of the lucky beneficiaries of the work equipment couldn’t hide their excitement.
James Akinbohunje, a travel agent who received a laptop, said it will further enhance his business, while Shakiru Osholowu of Osho Fashion, who received a sewing machine, said he always thought such empowerment was false.
The Chairman of the Empowerment Committee, Olubowale Sosinmi, congratulated the fortunate recipients and enjoined them to make judicious use of the equipment.