The Borno state Commissioner for Greater Training and aspirant for the home of representatives in 2019, Usman Jaha (Babawo) has defended his decision to distribute kits with shoe polish, bags of oranges and different gadgets to youths in Gwoza as half of his private welfare programme.
In a press release he launched, Usman stated he empowered the youths of the realm primarily based on their peculiar wants.
Nigerians on social media condemned Usman’s selection of empowerment supplies instantly the photographs surfaced on-line.
Learn half of Usman’s assertion beneath
”The programme is my private effort and it’s primarily based on the peculiar wants of the beneficiaries in Gwoza. All communities have their wants and these wants change from time to time. In my years as a politician who served on the Borno State Meeting earlier than turning into a Commissioner, I’ve at all times interacted with constituents earlier than making any welfare intervention. I make interventions primarily based on their peculiar wants. There are occasions folks ask for a specific assist and we don’t have the freedom of imposing our preferences. We assist communities in all sectors that embody schooling, vocational abilities and companies.
There are data. “What do what our folks need. I’ve as soon as seen the image of a serving Governor from a special half of this nation distributing life chickens to residents and I’m certain it was primarily based the peculiarities of wants. A very good politician should be aware of the peculiarities of wants within the communities she or he represents. A politician should be pragmatic and should not shamed of doing what his folks need as a result of the folks make the politician. What’s essential to me is the happiness of our folks in Gwoza, nothing else actually matter”.