PHOTOS: Sha’aban Sharada joins Kano governorship race, empowers 20,000 households
The Committee Chairman, National Security and Intelligence , House of Representatives, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada has declared intention to contest Kano governorship race in 2023.
Solacebase reports that the lawmaker, representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency announced this on Thursday in Kano at his program tagged ‘’Grand Empowerment Program 2022’’ where over 20,000 households benefitted from the scheme.
Sha’aban Sharada, a member of the G7, factional All Progressive Congress (APC) group in the state said he has designed a road map to change the fortune of Kano people for the best when he takes over from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje next year.
‘’Our administration God willing when Ganduje hands over to me in 2023, will be people oriented and take Kano to the glorious position of a viable economic prosperity status the state was known for which we are presently missing,’’ Sha’aban said.
‘’ My focus will be to carry everybody that can contribute meaningfully to the development of the state along in regardless of party affiliations.’’
He said the empowerment which is a regular activity even before he became a lawmaker consists of 70 vehicles , 500 tricycles, 1,000 motorcycles, 500 bicycles, 500 sewing machines, 44 Modern gurasa baking oven with gas cooker ( For ten women each in the 44 LGAs), Skills acquisition starter pack for 300 beneficiaries worth N39m.
‘’More than 50 applicants were presented with employment offer letters as you can see by Senator representing Kano Central, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and factional Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ahmadu Haruna Danzago , ‘’the federal lawmaker said.
‘’ My poor background financially, is the motivating factor for assisting others like this and considering that Ramadan fasting period is just some days away, that is why we are also distributing thousands of food items that include rice, maize millets , flour and sugar among others to ameliorate the suffering of the people especially during the holy month.’’
Speaking at the event, leader of the G7, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau who expressed delight with the large quantity and monetary value of the empowerment items said the initiative is in line with the philosophy of the G7 which is development of human resources and poverty reduction.
‘’ I am happy that this empowerment cut across all strata of the society that include women and children, youth and men,’’ Shekarau said.
In a remark, Kano APC factional Chairman, Alhaji Hamadu Haruna Danzago, said this is not the first time he would be witnessing Sha’aban Sharada empowerment program which is much often noting that this particular scheme is massive as it cut across the 44 LGAs.
Also speaking, Chairman , Kano Branch, Buhari Support Organisation and member of the G7, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu appealed to the beneficiaries of the empowerment program to judiciously make use of the items to reduce poverty.