Lawmaker empowers 172 widows, undergraduates in Enugu

Posted by Charles Iwuoha, Enugu | 20 December 2017 | 2,421 times

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•Enugu House of Assembly member Nelson Uduji

The member representing Awgu South in Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Nelson Uduji, yesterday donated a bag of rice and wrapper each to 120 indigent widows in his constituency.

Uduji also gave bursary award of N20,000 each to 52 indigent students studying in various tertiary institutions across the country.

The lawmaker made the donation in Awgu during a town hall meeting he organised for his constituency.

He said that the gesture had been ongoing for the past three years adding that he had so far given bursary awards to no fewer than 700 undergraduates in his constituency.

Uduji said that during 2018 budget preparation, he ensured that basic needs of his constituency were highlighted.

He explained that what motivated him to do the gesture was to appreciate his constituency for the support they gave him for the two tenures he had been in the state assembly.

The lawmaker said that the items were distributed equally among the six wards that made up the constituency.

Uduji explained that the relationship between the executive and the legislature was cordial and also prayed that it would continue to grow from strength to strength.

He thanked the governor of the state, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for giving the assembly enabling environment to carry out their duties diligently.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Awgu Local Government Area, Mr. Stanley Okeke, said that Uduji had done more than enough for his constituency and deserved to be supported.

Okeke said that he had made the gesture an annual event and had maintained it for the past three years irrespective of the economic challenges facing the country.

One of the beneficiaries and final year Law student of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Miss Ifeoma Nwafor, expressed delight over the gesture.

Nwafor urged other leaders to emulate Uduji for the betterment of the country at large.

She pointed out that the gesture was timely as she would use the money to complete her school fees.


Source: News Express

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