Kabiru Amadu popularly referred to as Mai-Palace, a member of the House of Representative representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency, Zamfara State, has distributed Detergent, Cloth Pegs, Local Pressing Iron As 2020 Empowerment Program, to members of his constituency.
In some photos that have since gone viral on the internet, the items were displayed at a distribution center in the constituency, ready for disbursement to the beneficiaries.
This came as a surprise to members of his constituency as they expected more from the lawmaker whose empowerment program in 2019 saw about 120 women being empowered with items like Refrigerators, Grinding and Sewing Machines, among other items, to start-up businesses.
Speaking at the ceremony in 2019, Mai-Palace said that the project was aimed at complementing the state government’s efforts at tackling unemployment and poverty, especially among women.
Nigerians on social media have however condemned him for doing lesser than he did in the previous year as many users questioned if tthe items distributed this year are also meant to eradicate poverty.
This however would not be the first time such meager empowerment program is being held somewhere in the country. A local government chairman in Enugu state, Hon Chinwe Ugwu recently distributed wheelbarrows to resident, as loans.