Why Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba for Zone ‘C’ senatorial seat?

Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba, representing Kontagoa/Wushishi/Mariga/Mashegu Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representative of Nigeria has his outstanding achievements to speak for him in his constituency. His projects touch every aspect of the lives of his constituents.

The four term member is well known among his colleagues at the National Assembly and his  continuous outstanding performance has rendered him to the members of his constituency. Their appreciation is manifested in constantly voting him which has made him one of the ranking members of the National Assembly.

Hon. Abdullahi is generous and easily accessible to his constituents unlike some members who mostly hide-out at the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. They are only seen by their fellow constituents a few times after four years in office during campaign and elections season without playing any positive impact in the lives of their people socially or in provision of dividend of democracy. The truth requires no decoration and what he is remains his hallmark among thousands. Hon. Abdullahi is a leader per excellence.

He is no doubt a spectacular leader with nothing but his people at heart. He has a slogan which quotes “my constituency first” and indeed he is a man of his words as he stood by those words. His last phrase in all orders is ‘expedite’. He gives orders in clear and definite ‘terms of reference’. He always believes that time isn’t on his own side thus he tames that by circumspect ‘deadlines’.

In less than 2 years after being sworn into office for the fourth term in 2019, Hon Abdullahi Idris Garba has  accomplished the following within a year;

As earlier mentioned, there is no aspect of life that the member has touched when it comes to ensuring the betterment of his fellow constituents. Last year alone, the member constructed and completed Mariga central mosque.

Front view of the completed Bangi central mosque
Electricians inserting ceiling fans and other electrical appliances
Installation of loud speakers
Complete view of the mosque

He also renovated an Islamic school student class-rooms and mosque at Irshadul Auladul Waladi fittiba’il Sunnah in Tudun-Wada, Kontagora.

Students occupying one of the newly constructed class rooms as work progress
Newly constructed class rooms
Class rooms renovations
Ongoing works at the school mosque

Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba donate a vehicle to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Mashegu branch.

Front-view
Side-view
Back-view
Side-view

The member constructed drainages at Unguwar Tukura and Unguwar Yamma of Arewa ward at the satellite town of Kontagora L.G.A of Niger State. There always been a case of annual problem of flood affecting the people living in that community area.

Workers at the drainage construction site
Drainage at Unguwar Tukura
Drainage at Unguwar Yamma with mini foot bridge
Another view of the drainage at Unguwar Yamma

The member reconstructed  dilapidated drainages at Kanwurin Sarkin Wushishi a satellite town in Wushishi  L.G.A of Niger State. The annual  problem of flood affecting the people living in that community and right in front of Emir’s Palace was permanently stopped.

Reconstruction of dilapidated drainage
Side view
Front view

In his effort to provide easy and accessible clean portable water to rural communities. Hon. Idris ensured sunck over 12 boreholes including along with metalmetal over-head tanks at some rural communities in some wards under his constituency. This project is a continuation of his long time water projects for sustainable development.

Contractor drilling boreholes at one of the members ward
Contractor drilling boreholes at one of the members ward
Reinforced metal over head tank at Unguwar Nasarawa

Dry season farming is not a popular trade in most part of the communities under the member’s constituency. However his commitment for a more sustainable agricultural economy for his constituency he encouraged dry season farming among farmers. In mid-last year, the member distributed over 902 self-propelled sprayer and 112 Planters to the community.

A female farmer receiving her propelled-sprayer
Boxes of newly purchased propelled-farm-sprayer
Boxes of newly purchased propelled-farm-sprayer
Farmers from a ward receiving their propelled farm sprayer

As part of his constituency projects the member was able to successfully complete the construction of a bridge and 2 kilometer road with drainages from Unguwan Tukura to Rigasa which links to British Cotton Growers Association (BCGA) in Kontagora L.G.A of Niger State. This project opened a new phase in the economic-development of the community as the road links small communities to the satellite town of Kontagora offering them easy access to engage in their various trades during market days.

Newly constructed bridge
Drainage
2 Kilometer road
Another view of the newly constructed 2 kilometer road, drainage and bridge

As part of his constituency project the honorable member purchased and installed over 300 Solar Powered Street Lights in some areas within the constituency,  Kontagora/Wushishi/Mariga/Mashegu. Sever solar powered street lights were installed at some key areas in various parts of his constituency as necessary.

Installed solar powered street at Dadin Kowa in Kontagora
One of the installed solar powered street in another ward
One of the newly installed powered street light at night

As part of his effort to eradicate poverty and provide better employment opportunities to women and youths in his constituency, Hon. Idris and his team established a number of empowerment programmes to address the unemployment affecting the society. Over 50 women and youths were trained in yam flour production. After successfully completing the training, each participant was given the sum of N50,000 to start up his/her yam flour production business.

Female participant receiving certificate of successfully completing training in yam flour production and receiving a bag of yam flour along with the sum of N50,000 cash
Female participant receiving certificate for successfully completing training in yam flour production and receiving a bag of yam flour along with the sum of N50,000 cash
Male participant receiving certificate for successfully completing training in yam flour production and receiving a bag of yam flour along with the sum of N50,000 cash
Bags of yam flour

Shortly after the first yam flour production empowerment scheme, his team again also supervised the training and empowerment of over 200 women and youth from various parts of his constituency. This time around, the participants were involved in a four (4) day training exercise mainly on yam flour production. After the training participants give a bag of yam flour along with the sum of N50,000 to start up their own small scale yam flour production.

Closing Ceremony of yam flour production programme in Kontagora L.G.A of Niger State
Participants
Hon. Abdullahi present at the issuance of certificate and capital to participants
Female participants receiving certificate and capital to participants

Over 80 participants consisting of women and youth from every part of his constituency were trained in both marine and fresh water fishery. After the training, each participants was given the sum of N50,000 to start up his/her independent fish farming production.

Participant at the closing ceremony of the 4 day training exercise on marine and fresh water farming
Participant at the closing ceremony of the 4 day training exercise on marine and fresh water farming
Female participant receiving her certificate and the sum of N50,000 cash
Male participant receiving his certificate and the sum of N50,000 cash

In another empowerment programme, a three (3) day training exercise of over 50 women and youths was supervised by the member’s team on small ruminant production. After the training, each participants was given the sum of N50,000 to start up his/her small ruminant production.  The objective of the scheme is to diversify the economy and reduce poverty especially among women and youths.

Participants of the ruminant training exercise
Lectures being on ruminant farming
Some of the successful participants receiving their certificates and the sum of N50,000 to help start-up their own business
Participant receiving certificate and business capital

In his effort to provide easy and accessible health care facility to his rural constituents. The member has completed 90%  works of the newly constructed Cottage Hospital at Babban Rami of Mashegi Local Government Area, Niger State.

Contractor handing over the keys of the cottage hospital to appropriate authorities
Front view of the cottage hospital
Back view of the cottage hospital

In the same vein, Hon. Abdullahi ensured the completion of an abandoned government project at Rijiyan Nagwamatse ward. The hospital was an abandoned state government project with capacity of accommodating over 30 bed space.

Front view of the completed Rijiyan Nagwamatse ward hospital
Compound of Rijiyan Nagwamatse Hospital
Another view of the hospital compound
One of the patients room in the hospital

In order to promote and encourage E-learning among staffs and students in his constituency due to the current vast technological advancement in the educational sector. Bon. Idris and his team ensure the renovation as well as supply E-Library equipment’s such as computers, solar powered inverters, ICT connections and furnitures to Government Science College Kontagora.

ICT chairs and Tables
ICT equipments
Newly installed solar panels at the ICT
ICT Equipments

Abdullahi Idris Garba Education Foundation was set up to support the jamb registration payment of over 500 final year secondary school students within his constituency. Lack of comprehensive computer practical training has always been the issue that lead to the massive failure of student in jamb especially in the Northern part of Nigeria, with this issue rectified. To ensure the success of the students in the jamb computer based online examination, the member trained ensured the training of those students with the necessary computer knowledge that will  help them pass with flying colors.

The member supervising the screening process and registration of students
The member interacting with students at his constituency office while screening
Members of the education foundation screening students
Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba
Abdullahi Idris Garba Education foundation chairman

There is an ongoing on the construction of female hostels at Niger State College of Nursing Sciences (School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kontagora L.G.A of Niger State. The nursing school was recently established

Ongoing construction of female hostels at Niger State College of Nursing Sciences (School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kontagora L.G.A of Niger State
Side for of the hostel
Front view of the project

In his effort eradicate hunger and help the needy the Abdullahi Idris Garba Foundation distribution of over 1,350 bags of relief materials comprising of Millet and Beans. The relief programme was solely aimed at feeding the less privileged especially widows, whom their husband have passed away and left with many kids to feed. The relief material was distributed to every ward out of the 45 wards in his constituency, each wards was given 20 bags of millet and 10 bags of beans, making 30 bags par ward to be shared to the less privilege in that particular ward.

Bags of maize
Bags of millet
Some relief material being loaded in cars to be distributed to various wards
Some relief material being loaded in cars to be distributed to various wards

During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in Nigeria. His foundation also disbursed over 1,500 bags of rice, 1,800 bags of maize, 1,600 bags of millet and 5,500 tubers of yam to his fellow constituents. The relief materials were distributed to members of the community in each ward in his constituency that deem fit to receive the relief items irrespective of their political affiliation, religion, and tribe.

Covid-19 relief materials (bags of millet) awaiting transportation to be various wards
Covid-19 relief materials (bags of rice) awaiting transportation to be various wards
Covid-19 relief materials (tubers of yam) awaiting transportation to be various wards

I will only make references to his recent achievements to make this article short but for those who are in doubt or challenge what is written down here. As earlier mentioned the truth is not hidden, kindly visit his official website and social media handles to see for yourself his accomplishments.

It is not exaggeration. Remarkably, he is committed, dedicated, experienced, diligent and humane. His appetite is serving not just his fellow constituents but humanity as well without any bias.

Best wishes Hon. Abdullahi Idris Garba aka MAI SOLAR

What option do we all have as his fellow constituents and the entire zone ‘c’ senatorial district not to encourage him into going for the senatorial seat???

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