Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang has charged members of his constituents not to die in silence, urging them to channel their pains to the government’s they’ve elected to lead them. The senator gave the charge during a town hall meeting with the people of Jos East and Barkin Ladi local government areas to interact with members of his constituency, where he also commissioned constituency projects and presented empowerment machinery to them.
He said the interface was meant “to create an avenue to tell us where you are happy with our efforts and where we have not done well so that we can improve.” The people had lamented that they were not feeling the impact of the current Change administration of the Federal government, noting that any change that does not put food on the table of the people cannot be considered as a positive change.
Responding, Jang said, “I am working very closely with my colleagues in the National Assembly to see that Nigeria does not only come out of the present recession, but that it becomes one of the strongest economy of the world.”
He added that though “we contested on the platforms of different political parties, but once elected, we have become one government working for the progress of the nation.” He admitted that the National Assembly was passing through a trying moment as it’s relationship with the Executive leaves much to be desired, but noted that it was politics. The Senator said he was fronting for two important and critical bills on the floor of the house; bill for the re-reclamation of mining sites that litters Plateau North and other parts of the state, and bill for the National Emergency Management seeking to re-settle the people that were hitherto displaced by the crises that rocked the state. Among the projects commissioned were several boreholes and farmers’ markets. He also gave out 10 tricycles each to Jos East and Barkin Ladi to empower the youths of the local governments.
The second day of the jos south senatorial tour by the senator representing plateau north senatorial zone in the national assembly, senator David Jonah Jang featured town hall meetings, commissioning of projects and the presentation of empowerment machines to befitting individuals from the two districts visited yesterday.
The town hall meetings were organized to provide an interactive forum to allow the people air their grievances and give contributions in areas they saw fit. In the speeches delivered by the senator at both meetings, he spurred the people to support the PDP to ensure that they reclaim their territory on the plateau. Jang also promised to finish outstanding projects and establish more projects around the constituency.
Jang also revealed bills that are in process at the national assembly to include the national emergency management agency bill which is aimed at resettling individuals who have been displaced by crisis and another agency to recover the funds lost in the mining sector.
The PDP state chairman, Damishi T. Sango who was also in attendance joined the senator to welcome ambassador Chris Giwa who announced his intension to be a part of the PDP and support the senator at the MDG’s hall kwata.