By Remi Bamgbose
Mr Mike Omogbehin, the member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency on the platform of PDP on Monday unveiled a well-equipped library for the use of Idepe High School, Okitipupa.
No fewer than 230 students from various higher institutions across the country who are from his constituency also benefitted from his N10,000 per-student bursary award.
The lawmaker also donated two Peugeot Partner ambulances and mobile clinics to Okitipupa and Irele Primary Health Centres.
Omogbehin in his address at the occasion said that he had always seen the votes of his constituents as an investment in him which prompted him to give back to it.
He added that his constituents needed better treatment, especially, in the area of education and healthcare which were parts of their yearnings and paramount to his ideals.
He promised to represent his constituents well at the National Assembly (NASS) by being the voice of the voiceless and move motions that would develop his constituency.
“I think my constituents deserve the best, especially, in education and healthcare because education is power as health is wealth, these I promise to give back to them.
“I promise to also engage youths in agriculture and skills’ acquisition as part of the dividends of democracy.
“I have also moved a motion on problem of erosion and power outage in our constituency which I believe will see the light of the day,” Omogbehin said.
Other empowerment materials distributed by the lawmaker include: 22 Bajaj and Suzuki motorcycles, six Constar generators, 12 grinding machines, 20 sewing machines, 12 mechanical screening machines and 12 modern vulcanising machines.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with NAN lauded Omogbehin for his gestures, saying that his investment in youths was an investment in the nation.
Mr Samuel Olagbegi, a student of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitpupa, said that the scholarship was a big relief to him.
Also, Miss Damilola Ogunbiyi, a student of the University of Ilorin, said that the lawmaker had invested in the nation by investing in youths.
Another beneficiary of a motorcycle, Mr Michael Atanda, lauded the politician for his gesture and urged other politicians to emulate him.
Many chieftains of the PDP, traditional rulers and residents of Okitipupa were present at the ceremony held at the Idepe Town Hall, Okitipupa.