Mr Usman Labaran-Shafa, member representing Toto/Gadabuke at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has distributed some empowerment items worth N9 million to his constituents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that items included 40 sewing machines, 50 grinding machines and 600 wrappers, among others.
Distributing the items in Toto on Saturday, Labaran-Shafa said that the gesture was borne out of his desire to improve on the economic conditions of the people.
According to him, the gesture is to fulfill part of his campaign promises to the electorate and for the overall development of their various communities.
Labaran-Shafa, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health, also distributed 60 cartoons of herbicides and 30 sprayers to farmers in order to boost food production in the area.
He also inaugurated his constituency office and installed 35 stands of solar power street lights.
“My quest and aspiration is to make a difference. I will never disappoint you and you will never regret voting me,” he said.
The lawmaker assured the people of quality and sound representation at the state legislature, while soliciting for their prayers and support to enable him succeed.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, urged the beneficiaries to use the items for the purpose they were meant for to impact their lives positively.
He called on the people to give President Muhammadu Buhari, Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other leaders all the needed support and understanding.
The speaker also tasked the people on the need to live in peace, be law abiding, respect constituted authorities and tolerate one another for development to thrive in the area.
The event had in attendance the state Commissioner for Health, Mr Ahmed Yahaya, and Director-General of the state Pension Board, Mr Sani Oseze, as well as the Special Adviser to the governor on conflict resolution, Mr Abdullahi Tashas.
NAN also reports that some of the beneficiaries who spoke during the programme commended the lawmaker for the gesture and called for sustenance.
They also pledged to use the items for the purpose they were meant for.