What differentiate a lawmaker from another is his or her ability to carry out responsibilities outside the scope of his duties and performed them excellently, even when he is not prescribed under duress. He does it because of his love and benevolence to the people he is representing.
This is what Hon. Shehu Barwa Beji, is doing in the National Assembly, since the commencement of the 9th Assembly, Beji has not rested on his seat for a day without doing one thing or the other . He has merged his official duties of lawmaking with that of a life changing and people oriented projects to the people he is representing.
Hon. Beji was elected under the All Progressives Congress Party, to represent the good people of Bosso/Paikoro federal constituency of Niger State. Before coming to National Assembly, he was elected twice the Chairman of Bosso Local Government Council , and due to his outstanding performance , he was re- appointed chairman of the same local government , that made him outstanding and one of the longest serving Council Chairmen in the state. This was because he performed excellently as such; he was appointed the Executive Secretary, Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board.
In all these positions Beji, never neglected anyone, rather used it to render services to the people coupled with his style of open door policy, which earned him credit to the people at the grassroots level and that also endeared him the ticket to National assembly.
Few months after his elections to the National Assembly , Beji swung into action by engaging some youths under his pay role, according to him the youths are most vulnerable to the society and if engaged they will not indulge in violence, thuggery and other acts of societal ill that will potent danger to the people.
As if that was not enough the Lawmaker went ahead to facilitate people oriented and life changing projects with empowerments programmes that were beneficial to the people of the state, mostly the youths and women within Bosso/ Paikoro federal constituency, all was to make them compete favorable with their counterpart around the world and contribute meaningfully to the society.
The life changing projects was designed in form of skill acquisition and training for the youths within the two local governments representing his constituency. The training were conducted in the areas of wielding, barbing, tailoring, hair dressing and mobile phone repairs, and both youths and women participated in the training which was carried out by qualified personnel , which was a huge success to the whim and caprices.
Hon. Beji , also roll out financial support and grant to the needy, mostly the widows, artisans , traders and the less privilege people for them to start petty business and earn a living, a gesture he is doing even till now .
Another part of his projects to the people of his constituency within the last two years are the provision of motor cycles to tackle insecurity within the crisis areas. The motor cycles were to use as surveillance. He donated twenty one motorcycles machines to vigilant group within Bosso/Paikoro constituency for a routine monitoring and guard of the areas. This was as a result of insecurity bedeviling the area.
Other projects executed by Hon. Beji within two years of his election to the national assembly, were the construction of maternity health centers at Beji Primary health Centre in Beji ward of Bosso local government council.
He also donated relief materials to flood victims in Bosso/Paikoro federal constituency in the state.
Within two years in office, he donated palliatives to widows of fallen Heroes and wives of soldiers at battle field under Minna Barracks Niger State as part of his personal contributions.
He also donated basic pharmaceutical drugs to primary health centers in Bosso and Paikoro , his federal constituency .While also donated over two hundred sewing and grinding machines to women and youths in Bosso and Paikoro constituency.
The Lawmaker also, Constructed three blocks of classroom at Kodo primary school, Kodo ward in Bosso which are on going
And at the same time Constructed another three blocks of classroom at PMASI primary school , Maitumbi ward in Bosso local government council area which will soon be commissioned .
He is constructing a similar three blocks of class room school at BWAFIYI primary school at Tungan Mallam ward in Paikoro local government to balance the equation within the two local government he is representing.
Also he is constructing three blocks of class rooms that will be commissioned soon at CHIMBI primary school in CHIMBI council ward , representing his constituency
Hon. Beji recently procured over 15 thousand litres of herbicide chemicals ,an agricultural chemicals used in killing weeds in this raining seasons and distribute it to farmers of Bosso and Paikoro federal constituency for use in their large farms instead of using bare hands to weed.
Beji also bought a big set of generator to the people of Chikodna community to enable them power their motorise borehole ,so that the supply of water will be available to the community constantly .
The Lawmaker said that his legislative interest are in Agriculture, education, employment, health care and security and within this two years ,he was able to sponsored some bills and moved motions that if passed to law will benefit not only the people of Niger state but the entire country at large.
One of the Bills were on the Pension Reform Act (Amendment) BILL 2019,another Bill was on National Agency for Food , Drugs Administration and Control Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020, While he also moved a Motion on the Urgent Public Importance Calling on the National Assembly Management to Evolve Total Overhaul of the National Assembly Security System to Avert Impending Attacks as well as a Motion of Urgent Public Importance Calling on the Federal Government to Establish Military Bases in Shiroro/ Rafi/Munya Federal Constituency of Niger State, to Combat Banditry Attacks so that it will not Spill into other Parts of Bosso/Paikoro Federal Constituency and also Calling for Expedient Dissolution of Service Chiefs . Part of the motion was granted as the services chiefs were dissolved.
Hon . Beji also moved a Motion of Urgent Public Importance Calling on the National Population Commission to Suspend the Conduct of 2021 Nationwide Census Exercise Until Security of the Nation is Stabilized (2021
Indeed, he is an embodiment of hope and development as he has carved a niche for himself in the first half of his sojourned as a Lawmaker into the national Assembly. The lawmaker often says that he will continue to offer selfless services to the people he is representing and will never relent or deter from it despite the paucity of funds.
Hon Beji,s score card to the people of his constituency are laudable to their admirations , even though he is a first timer in the national assembly, most first timers when elected at the assembly dedicate the first two years in studying the act of Lawmaking , but he waves such insinuations and swung into actions by deploying the dividend of democracy to his people which are prove positive that , if giving another opportunity to serve , he will do more in leaving up to their expectations . The ball is now in their court to choose whom will serve them in the coming elections that is beginning to build up . For Hon. Beji the 2021 projects will soon commence in earnest.
That is to say the best is yet to come. Kudos to Hon Beji you are indeed working for your people.
Alu writes from Abuja