By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
A member of the House of Representative, Muktar Aliyu Betara, brought smiles to the people of his constituency in Bayo, Biu, Kwaya Kusar and Shani, major towns raided by terrorists in recent attacks, when he gave huge donations to survivors on Wednesday.
The distribution was flagged off by the Borno State deputy governor, Zanna Umar Mustapha and the items donated included four ambulances, 122 vehicles, 100 tricycles, medical equipment and other poverty alleviation materials.
The gifts were particularly meant for unemployed youths, aged men and widows to help reduce the hardship faced as many families had lost their breadwinners and means of livelihood to the incessant attacks.
Betara, while giving out the materials and vehicles at the palace of the Emir of Biu, said the gesture is aimed at empowering the unemployed youths and alleviating the sufferings of the women and youths by making them useful to themselves and the society at large.
He also pledged more support before the expiration of his present tenure, as part of the dividends of democracy.
Our correspondent reports that a large crowd thronged the Emir’s palace to benefit from the gesture, with smiles as an expression of the joy they felt and the hope that lies ahead.