House of Representatives Deputy Minority Whip, Hajiya Fatima Binta Bello, has spent over N9 million on NECO registration fees for over 600 less privileged students of her constituency.
Hajiya Bello, who represents Kaltungo /Shongum Federal Constituency, disclosed this while flagging-off the disbursement of the fees in Talase, Balanga local government area of Gombe state yesterday.
Represented by her senior legislative aide, Simon Dauda, Bello admonished the beneficiaries to seize the opportunity to improve their education and living standard.
He explained the beneficiaries were 150 students each from across the four local government areas of Balanga, Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom, which make up Gombe South senatorial district.
She further expressed her commitment committed to giving back to the society, particularly the less privileged and called for continued support and cooperation of the electorate.
Hajiya Binta recently constructed seven one-block of classrooms, a modern abattoir in Billiri as well as trained 20 butchers to manage and operate them.
“Abattoir is a business. The upgrade would see improvement in milk and meat production, using modern techniques,” she said.
The lawmaker said the butchers would receive their training at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau state.
At the ceremony in Talase, the various sums of money were given toprincipals of the benefiting schools as NECO registration fees.
In a goodwill message, Elder Yohanna Bilwa, a Second Republic member of the Bauchi state Assembly, commended the lawmaker for her initiatives.
While urging Hajiya Binta to sustain her good effort, Elder Bilwa called on the beneficiaries to utilise the opportunity by studying hard to become better citizens.