Senator Shehu Sani
Immediate past senator, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Shehu Sani has distributed 50 pumping machines, 50 grinding and sewing machines, worth N75 million to people in his Kaduna Central Senatorial constituents.
Beneficiaries of the items – mostly women and youths – were drawn from Giwa, Igabi, Chikun, Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Kajuru and Birnin-Gwari local government areas of Kaduna State that made up the district.
Speaking during the distribution exercise, which took place at Kenfeli Hotels and Resort Kaduna, he said the items were not from him as gift or donation but given as part of his constituency projects, which is part of dividends of democracy.
“These items given to you are not presents given to you by those you elected, and they are neither favour done to you nor donations; they are your legitimate rights and part of the dividends of democracy for electing people into the position of office,” he said.
He urged them to make use of the items for the purpose for which it was given as empowerment tools, saying anyone caught selling it would be prosecuted.
According to him, “Even though, I am not a serving Senator today, I still have a duty to deliver these empowerment materials to you. These materials were allocated to my office and my person, and I have a duty to deliver it to you,” he said.
He also called on the beneficiaries to appreciate the parliament for the purpose of equity, justice and fair play in the distribution of items to be delivered to the constituent.
Sani called on electorates to create self-respect for themselves by not collecting anything given to them by politicians seeking positions in various offices, saying, “I am a Comrade, and Comrades don’t retire and cannot be retired; Comrades are elected because they speak the truth wherever they go. I fear no one and whoever says anything, which demands our response, we will reply even if it is the President of Nigeria.”
Sen Sani, while calling on the people not to take position of silence and continue to suffer, urged them to speak truth to power and to the people in power, “irrespective of whether you like them or not.
“We are in the centre of Northern Nigeria, the region which is faced with crisis, violence and bloodshed, whether the President is from the north or not, you all have the right to demand for equity and justice as concerned with the affairs of governance,” he stressed.
The erstwhile Senator then called on the people of Kaduna Central to be very conscious of their place in the politics of Kaduna as they have been seriously marginalised and exploited in the politics of the state.
And he was emphatic that, “As a Senator, within the four years of my tenure in office, I was able to construct seven hospitals at Giwa Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Birnin-Gwari and Tudun Wada in Kaduna South, which are fully equipped with bed, mattresses and other equipment,” he said