Hon. Doctor Farah Dagogo is a good representative…. NAWOJ South South.

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Farah Dagogo NAWOJ

BY EUNICE EMEYAZIA

Members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has commended the member representing Bonny/degema federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Doctor Farah- Dagogo for his efforts at improving the conditions of youths and vulnerable people in the society.

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The Deputy National President, NAWOJ, Comrade Lilian Okonkwo Ogabu gave the commendation when she led leaders of NAWOJ in the South South Zone to visit the Federal Lawmaker in his office in Abuja.

Comrade Lilian Okonkwo Ogabu commended Hon. Doctor Farah-Dagogo for quality Representation through the sponsorship of many bills, in the Green Chambers, including the Niger Delta Disaster management Reserved fund Bill, Constitution Alteration Amendment Bill, National Polytechnics Commission bill, Federal Medical Centre, Bonny , the Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, STEAM, Polytechnic, Tombia, as well as the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Trust Fund bill, which public hearing was attended by NAWOJ leaders in the South South.

Comrade Okonkwo Ogabu recalled the motions, the Federal Lawmaker has moved, including a motion on the need for oil companies to relocate their headquarters to their areas of operations to provide job and boost the economy of host communities, a motion on the shoal of dead fishes along the coastal line of Bonny and other communities in the Niger Delta, a motion on the need for the Federal Government to Liberalize solid minerals, a motion for the delimitation of state Constituencies in Rivers State that would increaae the state constituencies to 39, as against the present 32, and many others, and lauded his passion and Commitment to the development of the Niger Delta region.

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The Deputy NAWOJ President said the Association has observed closely the projects Hon. Farah-Dagogo has facilitated to assist women and youths in his constituency, especially the training of women and youths from Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency on livestock farming and providing them with financial grants, training of over 30 persons from his Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency on Broadband Application, and providing the beneficiaries with brand new laptops and start up grants, training youths and women in his Degema/Bonny on Catering Services, and giving them modern gas cookers and financial grants to start up, as well as giving financial assistance of #150,000 each to 130 persons, which has helped boost the economy of families.

She said interventionist projects of the lawmaker such as the Land reclamation and erosion control at Degema Consulate in Degema Local Government Area, Construction of Six block building at Community Secondary School Abalamabie, Bonny, ongoing construction of Tombia Town Hall, Degema, among other projects, were a testament of his commitment and passion for the people.

Comrade Okonkwo Ogabu stated that the country needs more of such youthful, innovative, people oriented, focused, purpose driven and selfless leaders, at the local, state and national level, as it was key in achieving the Nigeria of our dream, adding that the Women Journalists were proud to associate with him.

Responding, Hon. Doctor Farah -Dagogo thanked Nawoj South South leadership for the visit, saying that he would continue to do his best to better the lot of his people.

He assured that before the end of the year, two e-libraries will be built simultaneously in Degema and Bonny local government areas of Rivers State, boat drivers plying the Degema/Bonny waterways will be provided boats to ease their operations, while 500 technologically inclined persons including women and youths would be provided laptops and trained on Web Design, Cad Technology E-commerce and Freelancing.

NAWOJ has continued to advocate for good governance, protecting the right of the public to know the truth.

#Eunice Emeyazia